Academic journal article The Hymn

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Academic journal article The Hymn

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J am looking forward to New Orleans-I hope to see many of you there!

This season's issue has the second part of Emerging Scholar Becca Whitla's work on distinctive Cuban song. S T Kimbrough introduces the first Methodist Frenchlanguage hymnal in modern times. Member-at-large Brian Hehn interviews contemporary hymnwriter Keith Getty.

Paul Richardson, Fellow of The Hymn Society, continues to provide updates for us on theses and dissertations being written about various aspects of hymnology. Peruse his list to see what is happening in the academic arena of the study of hymns. Jim Clemens gives us a worshipful example of weaving a song throughout a service. Mary Nelson Keithahn provides the background on a little known hymn from India, "Heart and mind, possessions, Lord." As Chris Angel was finishing his comprehensive exams for his doctorate I wrote the column on" Hymns in Periodical Literature." Chris will pick that column up with the next issue of The Hymn. Stewart Hesselgrave from Toronto reviews two hymnals that were showcased at last summer's Hymn Society Annual Conference: Glory to God and Community of Christ Sings!

A question that has been asked lately reminds me that sometimes we don't explain things for each other-in this particular case, what it means that The Hymn is peer-reviewed. For the feature articles that appear in each issue (in this issue, "The Revolution and the Reign of God" and "Mille voix . …

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