Gospel Song

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Gospel music is a specifically American genre that has undergone many changes since its inception in revivalistic camp meetings during the mid-nineteenth century. This development has informed both worship style and musical roles within churches across denominational lines. Current trends in gospel music suggest that the influence of general public musical taste may be stronger than that of theology.

Historical Orientation

Gospel music is a genre of popular Protestant worship-song...


The rest of this article is available with your subscription.