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The Resource All in sync : how music and art are revitalizing American religion, Robert Wuthnow

All in sync : how music and art are revitalizing American religion, Robert Wuthnow

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All in sync : how music and art are revitalizing American religion
Title
All in sync
Title remainder
how music and art are revitalizing American religion
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wuthnow
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Language
eng
Summary
Robert Wuthnow shows how music and art are revitalizing churches and religious life across the nation in this first-ever consideration of the relationship between religion and the arts. All in Sync draws on more than four hundred in-depth interviews with church members, clergy, and directors of leading arts organizations and a new national survey to document a strong positive relationship between participation in the arts and interest in spiritual growth. Wuthnow argues that contemporary spirituality is increasingly encouraged by the arts because of its emphasis on transcendent experience and personal reflection. This kind of spirituality, contrary to what many observers have imagined, is compatible with active involvement in churches and serious devotion to Christian practices. The absorbing narrative relates the story of a woman who overcame a severe personal crisis and went on to head a spiritual direction center where participants use the arts to gain clarity about their own spiritual journeys. Readers visit contemporary worship services in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston and listen to leaders and participants explain how music and art have contributed to the success of these services. All in Sync also illustrates how music and art are integral parts of some Episcopal, African American, and Orthodox worship services, and how people of faith are using their artistic talents to serve others. Besides examining the role of the arts in personal spirituality and in congregational life, Wuthnow discusses how clergy and lay leaders are rethinking the role of the imagination, especially in connection with traditional theological virtues. He also shows how churches and arts organizations sometimes find themselves at odds over controversial moral questions and competing claims about spirituality. Accessible, relevant, and innovative, this book is essential for anyone searching for a better understanding of the dynamic relationships among religion, spirituality, and American culture
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Wuthnow, Robert
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Art and religion
  • RELIGION
  • TRAVEL
  • RELIGION
  • Art and religion
  • Religion
  • United States
Label
All in sync : how music and art are revitalizing American religion, Robert Wuthnow
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-277) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Tables; Preface; 1 A Puzzle: The Question of Religious Vitality; 2 Contemporary Spirituality: Seeking the Sacred in an Era of Uncertainty; 3 A Blending of Cultures: The Arts and Spirituality; 4 Personal Spirituality: Art and the Practice of Spiritual Discipline; 5 The Joy of Worship: Expression and Tradition in Congregational Life; 6 Redeeming the Imagination: The Arts and Spiritual Virtue; 7 The Morality Problem: Why Churches and Artists Disagree; 8 The Artist in Everyone: Faithful Living in a Spiritual Democracy; appendix: Methodology; Notes; Index
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ocm56028959
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1 online resource (xvi, 284 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780520939417
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/cttt4prv
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)56028959
Label
All in sync : how music and art are revitalizing American religion, Robert Wuthnow
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tables; Preface; 1 A Puzzle: The Question of Religious Vitality; 2 Contemporary Spirituality: Seeking the Sacred in an Era of Uncertainty; 3 A Blending of Cultures: The Arts and Spirituality; 4 Personal Spirituality: Art and the Practice of Spiritual Discipline; 5 The Joy of Worship: Expression and Tradition in Congregational Life; 6 Redeeming the Imagination: The Arts and Spiritual Virtue; 7 The Morality Problem: Why Churches and Artists Disagree; 8 The Artist in Everyone: Faithful Living in a Spiritual Democracy; appendix: Methodology; Notes; Index
Control code
ocm56028959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520939417
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt4prv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56028959

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