By Matthew E. Gordley

whereas students of antiquity have lengthy spoken of didactic hymns, no unmarried quantity has outlined or explored this phenomenon throughout cultural limitations in antiquity. during this monograph Matthew E. Gordley presents a vast definition of didactic hymnody and examines how didactic hymns functioned on the intersection of ancient conditions and the desires of a given group to understand itself and its position within the cosmos and to reply for that reason. evaluating using didactic hymnody in various traditions, this research illuminates the multifaceted ways in which historical hymns and psalms contributed to procedures of communal formation one of the human audiences that participated within the compliment both as hearers or energetic contributors. the writer unearths that during Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian contexts, many hymns and prayers served a didactic position fostering the continued improvement of a feeling of id inside specific communities.

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