The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Synopsis

Why do people sing hymns? Are hymns poetry? What makes a good hymn? The author discusses the nature of hymns and their particular appeal, examines the English hymn as a literary form, and systematically describes its development through four centuries, from the Reformation to the mid-twentieth century.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 1999