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Author Marti, Gerardo, 1965-

Title Worship across the racial divide : religious music and the multiracial congregation / Gerardo Marti
Published New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents Introduction: the dream of diversity and the dilemma of music -- Popular beliefs about worship in multiracial churches -- African Americans as the icon of "true worship" -- Worship experience and music selection in multiracial churches -- The naïve experience of worship in multiracial churches -- The challenge of leading multiracial worship -- Variety and intentionality in the design of multiracial worship -- "Have you seen our gospel choir?": conspicuous color in multiracial worship -- Interracial community through multiracial worship practices -- Conclusion: mystical worship and the reality of practice
Summary Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a variety of Protestant multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this study of the role of music in creating and sustaining congregational diversity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Multiculturalism -- Religious aspects.
Music and race.
Music -- Religious aspects.
Multiculturalism -- Religious aspects.
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
Music and race.
Music -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199920966