Philosophy Of Music In Free Church Worship

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

Music in free worship is not bound to the text of worship itself, but appears here and there as separate, special, occasional, and incidental to the order of worship. This approach has led to a wide divergence or practice among churches.

It is almost impossible to arrive at a single philosophy for the music of free worship; the range of practice is extremely wide-from the quasiliturgical, to denominational formalism, to populist evangelicalism and fundamentalism. Theological paradigms vary...


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