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All through our nation's historical past, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits in the course of challenging instances and taken us towards our history and to one another. at the back of those "songs sung purple, white, and blue" are unforgettable tales that might increase your appreciation in their particular energy. it is tough to visualize a unmarried American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or one other via the songs in those pages.
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Whilst the tale of modernity is informed from a theological standpoint, song is often overlooked - regardless of its pervasiveness in glossy tradition and the manifold methods it's been intertwined with modernity's ambivalent relation to the Christian God. In dialog with musicologists and tune theorists, during this number of essays Jeremy Begbie goals to teach that the practices of track and the discourses it has generated undergo their very own type of witness to a few of the pivotal theological currents and counter-currents shaping modernity.
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