Bibliography

(With some references is a note about where the book may be purchased. Others items are available in libraries or through inter-library loan.)

Bales, James D. Instrumental Music & New Testament Worship. Searcy, Arkansas: Resource Publications, 1987.

Brewer, G. C. A Medley on the Music Question. Nashville: Gospel Advocate Company, 1948. (Recently reprinted by Hester Publications, Henderson, Tennessee.)

Dyer, Russell L. "Worship in Our Time-Contemporary or Traditional?" Redeeming the Times, Oklahoma City: Clarity Publications, 2004, 103-117. (Book available through Landmark Books at 1-800-377-3164 for $12.95.)

Ferguson, Everett. A Cappella Music in the Public Worship of the Church. 3rd Edition. Star Publications: Ft. Worth, 1999. (Available through the Gospel Advocate Bookstore at 1-800-251-8446 for $6.95.)

__________. Early Christians Speak. Abilene, Texas: Biblical Research Press, 2002, (Available at 21st Century Christian Bookstore at 1-800-251-2477 for $15.95.)

__________. "The Active and Contemplative Lives: The Patristic Interpretation of Some Musical Terms," Studia Patristica 16 (1985): 15-23.

_________. "Toward a Patristic Theology of Music," Studia Patristica 24 (1993): 226-283.

__________, Jack P. Lewis, Earl West. The Instrumental Music Issue. Nashville: 21st Century Christian, 1987.

Foley, Edward, Foundations of Christian Music: The Music of Pre-Constantinian Christianity. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Hadwin, Milo Richard. "What Kind of Music Does God Want? Directions for the Road Ahead. Chickasha, Oklahoma: Yoeman Press, 1998, 54-67. (Available through Landmark Books at 1-800-377-3164.)

Highers, Alan E. What About Instrumental Music in Worship? Nashville: 21st Century Christian, 2004. (These lectures are available from 21st Century Christian at 1-800-251-2477 on DVD for $17.99 or VHS for $14.99.)

Inglis, James. The Organ and Scottish Churches in the Nineteenth Century. University of Glasgow Dissertation, 1987. (Available in the Oklahoma Christian University Library)

Jividen, Jimmy, Worship in Song, Ft. Worth, Texas: Star Bible Publications, 1987. (Available from Gospel Advocate Bookstore at 1-800-251-8446 for $8.95.)

Kurfees, M. C. Instrumental Music in the Worship or the Greek Verb Psallo. Nashville: Gospel Advocate Company, 1950. (Available from Gospel Advocate Bookstore at 1-800-251-8446 for $14.99.)

McKinnon, James William. Music in Early Christian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

_________, "The Meaning of the Patristic Polemic against Musical Instruments," Current Musicology 1 (1965): 69-82.

Price, John. Old Light on New Worship. Simpson Publishing Company: Avinger, Texas, 2005. (Available from 21st Century Christian Bookstore at 1-800-251-2477 for $15.99.)

"The Silence of the Scriptures," The Spiritual Sword, October 2006. (Available from the Getwell Church of Christ, Memphis, Tennessee, at 901-743-0464.)

Williams, Ron, "Instrumental Music-Tradition or Scripture?" Redeeming the Times Oklahoma City: Clarity Publications, 2004, 118-127. (Available from Landmark Books at 1-800-377-3164 for $12.95.)

"Why Churches of Christ Do Not Us Instrumental Music in Worship." The Spiritual Sword. (Available from the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee, at 901-743-0464.)

"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing." The Spiritual Sword. April 2007. (Available from the Getwell Church of Christ, Memphis, Tennessee, at 901-743-0464.)

Congregational Singing

The New Testament church praised God with vocal worship music only. Under the guidance of the inspired apostles, they sang psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, making melody in their hearts, but did not use instruments.