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By Calvin R. Stapert

Even as worship wars within the church and track controversies in society at huge proceed to rage, many of us do not understand that clash over song is going again to the earliest Christians as they sought to stay out the "new tune" in their religion. In A New track for an previous World Calvin Stapert demanding situations modern Christians to profit from the knowledge of the early church within the region of music.

Stapert attracts parallels among the pagan cultures of the early Christian period and our personal multicultural realities, permitting readers to understand the musical principles of early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. Stapert's professional remedy of the attitudes of the early church towards psalms and hymns at the one hand, and pagan song at the different, is perfect for students of early Christianity, church musicians, and all Christians looking an old but appropriate point of view on track of their worship and lives today.

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