Sing a New Song: Recovering Psalm Singing for the Twenty-First Century by J. Beeke

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SolaGratia

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Sing a New Song: Recovering Psalm Singing for the Twenty-First Century - Reformation Heritage Books (Hope the link works!)

Publisher's Description: The book of Psalms occupies a unique place in Scripture, being both the Word from God and words to God from His people. Unfortunately, psalm singing no longer plays an integral part of worship in most evangelical churches. In this book, thirteen well-respected scholars urge the church to rediscover the treasure of the Psalms as they examine the history of psalm singing in the church, present biblical reasons for the liturgical practice, and articulate the practical value it provides us today.
Contents:

Foreword: W. Robert Godfrey

Part I: Psalm Singing in History

Chapter 1 Hughes Oliphant Old and Robert Cathcart: “From Cassian to Cranmer: Singing the Psalms from Ancient Times until the Dawning of the Reformation”

Chapter 2 Joel R. Beeke: “Psalm Singing in Calvin and the Puritans”

Chapter 3 Terry Johnson: “The History of Psalm Singing in the Christian Church”

Chapter 4 D. G. Hart: “Psalters, Hymnals, Worship Wars, and American Presbyterian Piety”

Part II: Psalm Singing in Scripture

Chapter 5 Rowland Ward: “Psalm Singing and Scripture”

Chapter 6 Michael LeFebvre: “The Hymns of Christ: The Old Testament Formation of the New Testament Hymnal”

Chapter 7 David P. Murray: “Christian Cursing?”

Chapter 8 Malcolm Watts: “The Case for Psalmody, with Some Reference to The Psalter’s Sufficiency for Christian Worship”

Part III: Psalm Singing and the Twenty-First-Century Church

Chapter 9 Anthony T. Selvaggio: “Psalm Singing and Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics: Geerhardus Vos’s ‘Eschatology of the Psalter’ Revisited”

Chapter 10 Derek Thomas: “Psalm Singing and Pastoral Theology”

Chapter 11 J. V. Fesko: “Psalmody and Prayer”
 
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charliezl

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Very interesting. I'd like to know if it includes different kinds of psalter and each of their history.
 

Romans922

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The guys on there are mostly non-EP, but they are promoting the singing of Psalms, which has all but died in the Church.
 

NaphtaliPress

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That is correct judging from the authors. I believe there has been a strong movement amongst the confessional reformed toward more psalm singing irrespective of EP in this country which goes back at least as far as the PCA's Trinity psalter project. This is what makes the FC's declension so disappointing. They are retreating from a sounder practice while there has been some advancement in the churches here toward sounder worship practices.
The guys on there are mostly non-EP, but they are promoting the singing of Psalms, which has all but died in the Church.

Is it promoting EP or just psalm singing in general? Looks like a good book.
 
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