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The Music of African American Worship

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Melva Wilson Costen examines various genres of music used in African American worship and current practices and emerging trends in music ministry in African American churches. In addition, she explores the use of global songs by African American congregations and provides suggestions to worship planners for listening for the Holy Spirit as they prepare for worship.

Melva Wilson Costen is Helmar Emil Nielsen Professor Emeritus of Worship and Music at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she taught for thirty-two years. She chaired the committee that developed The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs and served on the Advisory Committee for the African American Heritage Hymnal. She is the author of several books.

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by Westminster John Knox Press
Melva Wilson Costen
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From Ecumenism (No. 157/158, March/June 2005)
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