Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary by Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck

By Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck

Apostles of Rock is the 1st target, accomplished exam of the modern Christian track phenomenon. a few see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, whereas others outline them as entertainers or artists. This renowned musical flow sincerely inspires quite a few responses in regards to the courting among Christ and tradition. The ensuing tensions have splintered the style and given upward push to false impression, clash, and an obsessive specialise in self-examination. As Christian stars Amy provide, Michael W. Smith, DC speak, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck discuss CCM as a huge circulate and exhibit how this musical style pertains to a bigger pop culture. They map the realm of CCM through bringing jointly the views of the folks who practice, examine, industry, and hear this tune. by means of studying CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, websites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck discover the spiritual and aesthetic tensions in the CCM group. finally, the clash founded round Christian tune displays the trendy non secular community's realizing of evangelicalism and the community's advanced courting with American well known culture.

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