The Famous Mr. Keach: Benjamin Keach and His Influence on Congregational Singing in Seventeenth Century England

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Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was a seventeenth-century preacher and hymn writer. He is considered responsible for the introduction and continued use of hymns, as distinct from psalms and paraphrases, in the English Nonconformist churches in the late seventeenth century, and is remembered as the provider of a well-rounded body of hymns for congregational worship. This thesis reviews the historical climate of seventeenth-century England, and discusses Keach's life in terms of that background. Keach's influence on congregational hymn singing, hymn writers, preaching, and education is also examined. Keach's writings and contributions to hymn singing are little known today. This thesis points out ... continued below

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Carnes, James Patrick August 1984.

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Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was a seventeenth-century preacher and hymn writer. He is considered responsible for the introduction and continued use of hymns, as distinct from psalms and paraphrases, in the English Nonconformist churches in the late seventeenth century, and is remembered as the provider of a well-rounded body of hymns for congregational worship. This thesis reviews the historical climate of seventeenth-century England, and discusses Keach's life in terms of that background. Keach's influence on congregational hymn singing, hymn writers, preaching, and education is also examined. Keach's writings and contributions to hymn singing are little known today. This thesis points out the significance of these writings and hymns to seventeenth-century religious life.

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Carnes, James Patrick. The Famous Mr. Keach: Benjamin Keach and His Influence on Congregational Singing in Seventeenth Century England, thesis, August 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503842/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .