Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 May 2021

360 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197566466

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Healing for the Soul

Richard Smallwood, the Vamp, and the Gospel Imagination

Braxton D. Shelley

AMS Studies in Music

  • Illustrates how gospel songs work, showing how specific musical decisions give rise to transcendent religious experience
  • Combination of theology, black studies, phenomenology, and music studies allows the book to illuminate the many sides of this multi-faceted phenomenon
  • Incorporating ideas from interviews with gospel composers along with the author's insider's perspective

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