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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - "A high degree of understanding and tolerance" : veranderende denke oor die moderne gereformeerde kerklied : navorsingsartikel

Volume 72, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
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Abstract


Currently, churches worldwide are experiencing an unparalleled increase in new hymns. Consequently, the requirements of the modern congregational song are much more challenging and demanding. Although the principles of music theory remain a primary criterion for the evaluation of the congregational song, aspects concerning the spiritual requirements, musical taste and culture of the modern church member are becoming increasingly relevant when thinking about the congregational song.
In this article the author gives a general overview as to the nature of the modern church song against the background of liturgical renewal within the reformed tradition. The profile of the postmodern church member as regards spiritual needs, musical taste and culture is outlined and connected with the current sensitivity of spirituality and emotional experience through worship and song. Lastly a connection is made between the current trends of hymnological thought and the reformed principles. It is argued that greater tolerance and understanding can lead towards a reforming, rather than a reformed attitude towards the modern congregational song. The discussion is illustrated with examples from the "Liedboek van die kerk" (2001).

Wêreldwyd beleef kerke 'n ongekende toename in nuwe kerkliedere en kerkliedstyle. Gevolglik word die vereistes wat aan die moderne kerklied gestel word toenemend uitdagend en veeleisend. Alhoewel die musiekteoretiese beginsels steeds 'n belangrike rol speel, word aspekte soos die behoeftes en musieksmaak van die moderne lidmaat toenemend deel van die moderne denke oor die kerklied.


In hierdie artikel word besin oor die veranderende denke rondom die gereformeerde kerklied. Die outeur beskryf die algemene agtergrond van die moderne kerklied binne die konteks van liturgiese vernuwing en die gereformeerde tradisie. Die profiel van die moderne lidmaat word geskets ten opsigte van kultuur, musieksmaak en spirituele behoeftes en verbind met die hedendaagse sensitiwiteit vir emosionele en spirituele belewenis deur middel van die kerklied. Ten slotte word die verband tussen die hedendaagse himnologiese denke en dié van die Reformasie aangetoon. Die gevolgtrekking waartoe gekom word, is dat akkommoderende denke dit moontlik maak om 'n reformerende eerder as 'n gereformeerde benadering tot die kerklied te kan volg. Die bespreking word toegelig met voorbeelde uit die "Liedboek van die kerk" (2001).

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