A new song for an old world: musical thought in the early church
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and index. Prelude: honor father and mother -- The song of the church in the New Testament -- The church in a pagan society -- Clement of Alexandria : musical cosmology and composed manners -- Tertullian : pagan spectacles and Christian households -- Expansion and persecution, triumph and trouble -- St. Ambrose : administrator and mystic -- St. John Chrysostom : Christian households amid the devil's garbage heap -- Rejection : the music of a pagan world -- Affirmation : Psalms and hymns -- St. Augustine : the problems of eloquence and inordinate love.
- LCC: BV290
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xiv, 232 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bible -- O.T. -- Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
- Music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Church music
- Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
- Public worship
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