Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives by Mark Porter

By Mark Porter

while modern Worship song arose out of a wish to relate the song of the church to the song of way of life, this functionality can speedy be referred to as into query via the range of musical lives found in modern society. Mark Porter examines the connection among members’ musical lives clear of a latest Worship song atmosphere and their various reports of tune inside of it, featuring very important insights into the advanced and infrequently contradictory relationships among congregants’ musical lives inside of and outdoors of non secular worship. via targeted ethnographic research Porter demanding situations universal evangelical beliefs of musical neutrality, suggesting the significance of contemplating musical tastes and personal tastes via a moral lens. He employs cosmopolitanism as an interpretative framework for realizing the dynamics of various musical groups, positioning it as a better replacement to universal assimilationist and multiculturalist models.

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