(White)washing our sins away : American mainline churches, music, power, and diversity /

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State University of New York Press,, Albany, United States, p.ix, 256 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00860809, (OCoLC)fst00860841, Church music, Church music., Églises protestantes., États-Unis., fast, Musique d'église, Protestant churches., Public worship, Social aspects, United States.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index.Introduction. Academica, Presbyterians, and Me -- Using Sound to Reconfigure Mainline Protestant Sacred and Social Identity -- "The Least Puzzling or Flamboyant of Christians" -- Telling the Story of a Useable Past -- Interlude -- Sonic Diversity : Deciding When to Hear Harmony -- "We're Only Medium Contemporary" : Creating Identity Boundaries -- Spatial Diversity : Making Places for Traditional and Contemporary Worship -- Social Diversity : Defrosting the Frozen Chosen -- Conclusion. Music, Faith, and Reconfiguring American Protestant Identities."Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems"--