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New music and the ‘evangelical style’ in the Church of England, c.1958-1991

This paper examines the role played in perceptions of evangelical identity by the use of popular music styles for worship. It argues that, for a short period in the 1950s and 1960s a long-standing identification of evangelicals with such church music was broken, as the initiative in experimentation was taken by figures on the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England. With the advent of the charismatic movement in the 1970s, the lead in such experimentation was taken by evangelicals once again, and the style of music cemented as part of perceptions of evangelical identity.

Webster, Peter and Jones, Ian (2008) New music and the ‘evangelical style’ in the Church of England, c.1958-1991. In: British Evangelical Identites Past and Present: volume 1. Studies in Evangelical History and Thought . Paternoster, Carlisle, pp. 167-179. ISBN 9781842273906

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords:religious music, evangelicalism, Church of England
Divisions:Institute of Historical Research > Publications Department
Collections:IHR Publications department staff research papers
Deposited By:Peter Webster
Date Deposited:10 Aug 2011 14:23
Last Modified:10 Aug 2011 15:18
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