Chapter 1 Contemporary Congregational Songs Genre Formation and Scrutiny
Key Questions and Findings
The Formation of a Genre
Perspectives on CCS History
Why Music Semiology? (Texts, Writers, Audience)
YouTube - the Primary Text
Chapter 2 Contemporary Congregational Songs
What's in a Name?
Praise and Worship Theology
Contemporary for whom?
Songs or Music?
Are the most sung songs representative of the genre?
Songs Under Analysis
Chapter 3 The Contemporary Congregational Song Industry (Poietic Analysis Pt 1)
Where Do They Come From?
Authenticity, Originality, and the Singer-Songwriter
The Production Milieu
Chapter 4 So the Songwriters Say (Poietic Analysis Pt 2)
Writing for the People
Performance or Participation?
Chapter 5 The Old and New Guard - Ways of Thinking for Contemporary Congregational Songs Writers (Poietic Analysis Pt 3)
Bridging Old and New
Roles and Writing
Chapter 6 How Christians Feel About the Songs they Sing - Individually (Esthesic Analysis Pt 1)
Methods and Background
To Sing or Not to Sing
The Individual's Perspective and their Voice
Why Christians Connect with Certain Songs
Chapter 7 How Christians Feel About the Songs they Sing - Corporately (Esthesic Analysis Pt 2)
Australia's National Church Life Surveys
What Gathered Worshipers Really Think
The Other NCLS Survey and What it Reveals
The Big Picture of Local Churches' Musical Worship
Synthesizing the Individual and Corporate