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Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Monique M. Ingalls


Singing the Congregation examines how contemporary worship music shapes the way evangelical Christians understand worship and argues that participatory worship-music performances have brought into being new religious social constellations (“modes of congregating”). Through ethnographic investigation of five of these modes—concert, conference, church, public, and networked congregations—this book seeks to reinvigorate the analytic categories of “congregation” and “congregational music.” Drawing from theoretical models in ethnomusicology, congregational studies, and ecclesiology, Singing the Con ... More

Keywords: community singing, congregational worship, religious music, congregational song, contemporary worship music, evangelical Christianity, Protestant Christianity, North American Christianity, ecclesiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499631
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monique M. Ingalls, author
Assistant Professor of Church Music, Baylor University