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By Martin V. Clarke

Hymnody is broadly regarded as a crucial guiding principle of Methodism’s theological, doctrinal, religious, and liturgical identification. Theologically and doctrinally, the content material of the hymns has normally been a chief automobile for expressing Methodism’s emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and private dedication, whereas specific hymns and the communal act of engaging in hymn making a song have been key components within the non secular lives of Methodists.

An very important contribution to the historical past of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the importance of hymnody in British Methodism is healthier understood as a mixture of its reliable prestige, non secular expression, renowned allure, and sensible program. trying to contemplate what, while, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the heritage, conception, and perform of hymnody from Methodism’s small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its position as a world denomination today.

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