In this well-researched book, prominent scholar Everett Ferguson argues that a cappella, or unaccompanied, congregational singing rests on good biblical, historical, and doctrinal grounds. Drawing from his extensive scholarly background, Ferguson combines his knowledge of Greek and Latin, ancient church history, and Christian fellowship to give meaning and context to his discussion of the power of a cappella music. Ferguson’s work is packed with insights for anyone interested in worship, music in the church, and church history.
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Everett Ferguson earned his PhD from Harvard University. He served on the faculty of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, beginning in 1962, where he taught church history and Greek. He is now professor emeritus and distinguished scholar-in-residence at ACU’s College of Biblical Studies. Although he retired from full-time teaching in 1990 to devote himself to research, he still occasionally teaches classes at ACU. He is the author of many books, including The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today.