The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 23 2019 10:01 PM

Since Faithlife carries the famed Dictionary of Hymnology by John Julian, and that is quite dated now (1907), it would be great if we could get the new Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is the public launch of the ‘impossible task’ – the replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907.

The Dictionary is the result of ten years' research by a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Dr Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK.

It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians, and a delight for those who love the hymn as an art form.

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It is available as a subscription-based dictionary for £25/yr, and they are constantly adding new material to it, so that would have to be factored in if Faithlife were to partner with them and make it regularly update for users who purchased it. Maybe as Faithlife is moving to more of a subscription model this would fit in somewhere.

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Mike Hanes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 9 2019 6:40 AM

Rosie Perera:

Since Faithlife carries the famed Dictionary of Hymnology by John Julian, and that is quite dated now (1907), it would be great if we could get the new Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is the public launch of the ‘impossible task’ – the replacement for the Dictionary of Hymnology produced by John Julian in 1892, with a supplement in 1907.

The Dictionary is the result of ten years' research by a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Dr Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK.

It is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians, and a delight for those who love the hymn as an art form.

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It is available as a subscription-based dictionary for £25/yr, and they are constantly adding new material to it, so that would have to be factored in if Faithlife were to partner with them and make it regularly update for users who purchased it. Maybe as Faithlife is moving to more of a subscription model this would fit in somewhere.

Thanks for the suggestion Rosie, I will look into it.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 9 2019 10:58 AM

Mike Hanes:
Thanks for the suggestion Rosie, I will look into it.

Thanks, Mike! YesMusic

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