Global Christian Songs

Baker, Geoffrey (2008). Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco. Durham and London: Duke University Press. [Google Books]

Barz, Gregory (2004). Performing Religion: Negotiating Past and Present in Kwaya Music of Tanzania (Church and Theology in Context, 42). Amsterdam, etc.: Rodopi. [Google Books]

Castle, Brian C. (1990). Hymns: The Making and Shaping of a Theology for the Whole People of God; A Comparison of the Four Last Things in Some English and Zambian Hymns in Intercultural Perspective (Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity, 67). Frankfurt/M., etc.: Peter Lang.

Chitando, Ezra (2002). Singing Culture: A Study of Gospel Music in Zimbabwe (Research Report, 121). Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. [Diva Portal]

DeValve, John R. (2020). Worship Music and Culture: The Case of the Songhai in Niger (Regnum Studies in Mission). Oxford: Regnum Books International.

Egbulem, Nwaka Chris (2006). “Mission and Inculturation: Africa”, in: G. Wainwright and K.B. Westerfield Tucker (eds.), The Oxford History of Christian Worship, pp. 678-695. Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press. [Google Books]

Grüter, Verena and Benedict Schubert, eds. (2010). Klangwandel: Über Musik in der Mission. Frankfurt am Main: Lembeck. [Includes DVD with audio recordings and video clips]

Jorritsma, Marie (2011). Sonic Spaces of the Karoo: The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community (African Soundscapes). Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Temple Univ. Press]

Kawamba, Brighton (2018). The Blantyre Spiritual Awakening and Its Music (Luviri Books, 10). Mzuzu (Malawi): Luviri Press / African Books Collective. [Google Books]

Kenmogne, Michel (2018). “Theologizing in Context: An Example from the Study of a Ghomala’ Christian Hymn” (transl. from French by Brian Schrag), Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith 6: A14-A26 [hymn from Cameroon; access online version]

Kidula, Jean Ngoya (2013). Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song (Ethnomusicology multimedia). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. [Google Books]

King, Roberta R. et al. (2008). Music in the Life of the African Church. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. [Google Books]

Krabill, James R. (1995). The Hymnody of the Harrist Church Among the Dida of South-Central Ivory Coast (1913-1949): A Historico-Religious Study (Studies in the Intercultural History of Christianity, 74). Frankfurt/M., etc.: Peter Lang.

Krabill, James R., general ed. (2013). Worship and Mission for the Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. [Introductory Material]

Krabill, James R. (2014). “Culturally Appropriate Worship: Lessons Learned from Mission History in Africa”, Mission Frontiers 36 (5): 13-15. [Online version; adaption of of the author’s article in: R. King et al. (2008), p. 57-79 and J. Krabill, general ed. (2013), ch. 28]

Mall, Andrew, Jeffers Engelhardt and Monique M. Ingalls, eds. (2021). Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives (Congregational Music Studies Series). Abingdon and New York: Routledge. [Google Books]

Marovich, Robert M. (2015). A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (Music in American Life). Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press. [Google Books]

Morehouse, Katherine H. (2017). ” ‘They’re Playing Our Song’: Functions of Western Hymns and Indigenous Songs in the History of the Non-Western Church, with a Case Study of the Maninka People in Kankan, Guinea”, Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith 5: A18-A47 [Access online version]

Naudé, Piet (1995). The Zionist Christian Church in South Africa: A Case-Study in Oral Theology. Lewiston, NY, etc.: Edwin Mellen Press. [Edwin Mellen Pr.]

Nikkel, Mark R. (2001). Dinka Christianity: The Origins and Development of Christianity among the Dinka of Sudan with Special Reference to the Songs of Dinka Christians (Faith in Sudan, 11). Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa. [= PhD dissertation, Univ. of Edinburgh, 1993]

Nilsson, Nils-Henrik (2006). “The Lutheran Tradition in Scandinavia”, in: G. Wainwright and K.B. Westerfield Tucker (eds.), The Oxford History of Christian Worship, pp. 422-435. Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press.

Padwick, T. John (2018). ” ‘The Spirit Alone’: Writing the Oral Theology of a Kenyan Independent Church”, Transformation: An International Journal of Wholistic Mission Studies 35 (1): 15-29. [Online version (paywall)]

Sherinian, Zoe C. (2014). Tamil Folk Music As Dalit Liberation Theology (Ethnomusicology multimedia). Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. [Google Books]

Wild-Wood, Emma and Peter Wood (2004). ” ‘One Day we Will Sing in God’s Home’: Hymns and Songs Sung in the Anglican Church in North-East Congo (DRC)”, Religion in Africa 34 (1-2): 145-180. [Online version (paywall)]

Wilkey, Gláucia Vasconcelos, ed. (2014). Worship and Culture: Foreign Country or Homeland? Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. [Google Books] (Follow-up of the Lutheran World Federations’ 1996 “Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture“)