Category Archives: Music and the fathers

Calvin Stapert, A New Song for an Old World

Brian Collins has posted a good summary of Calvin Stapert’s A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church.  This is an excellent work, well worth reading, but if you can’t take the time to read the … Continue reading

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Teaching Children Hymns: Douglas Bond and Mr. Pipes

If you would like to teach your children hymnody, you really ought to consider the resource I reviewed over at Religious Affections, the Mr. Pipes series by Douglas Bond.  These books will teach your children (and you!) about hymnody, church … Continue reading

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A Few Quotes from the Early Fathers on Hymns

A favorite volume of mine is David Bercot’s Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs (Hendrickson, 1998).  In this handy volume, Bercot topically compiles short quotations and somewhat lengthier excerpts from the pre-Nicene fathers. A work such as this will not, of … Continue reading

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