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Author Watson, J. R. (John Richard), 1934-

Title The English hymn : a critical and historical study / J.R. Watson
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©1997
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Description 1 online resource (x, 552 pages)
Contents 1. Discussing Hymns: The State of the Art -- 2. The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre -- 3. Laud unto the Lord: The Whole Booke of Psalmes -- 4. Keeping Company with David's Psalms: George Wither and Others -- 5. The Seventeenth-Century Anglican Tradition -- 6. The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns -- 7. Isaac Watts -- 8. After Watts -- 9. John and Charles Wesley -- 10. Charles Wesley and His Art -- 11. After the Wesleys -- 12. The Romantic Period: Montgomery, Heber, Keble -- 13. The Victorian Hymn -- 14. The Oxford Movement, and the Revival of Ancient Hymnody -- 15. Hymns Ancient and Modern -- 16. Victorian Women Hymn-Writers -- 17. American Hymnody -- 18. Different Traditions -- 19. Into the Twentieth Century
Summary Why do people sing hymns? Are hymns poetry? What makes a good hymn? The author discusses the nature of hymns and their particular appeal, examines the English hymn as a literary form, and systematically describes its development through four centuries, from the Reformation to the mid-twentieth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-546) and index
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Subject Hymns, English -- History and criticism
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
Hymns, English.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191520488