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Geschiedenis van de Hymnodie

Oud Joodse Hymnodie
Vroeg Christelijke Hymnodie
Griekse Hymnodie tot 900AD
Latijnse Hymnodie
Lutherse Hymnodie
Calvinistische (Franse) Psalmodie
Nederlandse Gemeentezang
na de Reformatie

Engelse Hymnodie


Internet Resources for Hymnology

Religion, philosophy, church history and theology
World and regional histories
Music history, church music and hymnology
Literature and poetry
Congregations and congregational leaders
Quick citations
Music and Hymnody in Worship
Hymnal Collections ONLINE
Indexes to Current Denominational Hymnals
Online resources accessible WITHOUT special account numbers
Online resources requiring affiliation with a college or university
Bible-related references and resources
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries
Hymnal publishers and music licensing agencies
Professional organizations in hymnody and church music
Official websites for Christian groups/denominations
Interesting and [perhaps] unusual sites


Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Library at The Vatican - Holy See
Pitts Theological Library at Emory University
Harvard University Libraries and Museums
Yale University's Hymnody and Psalmody Website
Boston University Libraries
Duke University Divinity School Library
The Southern Baptist Seminary Library (excellent collection of hymnological materials)
The Royal School of Church Music [no library link, but it's an interesting site]

Religion, Philosophy, Church History and Theology

Wabash Center: Guide for Internet Resources

A comprehensive Internet site for the study of Church history and theology using online resouces, created by Charles K. Bellinger (M.S.L.S. University of Illinois, Ph.D. University of Virginia), Theological Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Areas include: Church history, theology, comparative religion, philosophy, religion and the arts, Biblical archaeology, Christian outreach, social thought, practical theology (pastoral counselling, preaching, education), electronic journals, electronic books, Internet sites and computer software, schools and pedagogy.

Virtual Religion Index

A comprehensive list of topics contained in religion-related sites throught the world. Maintained at Rutgers University.

Religion Online (maintained by William F. Fore, Adjunct Prof. at Yale Divinity School)

An extensive library of resources consisting of more than 3000 chapters, monographs and articles. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education

The ECOLE Initiative - a hypertext encyclopedia of early Church history

Computer Assisted Theology - Oxford University, England

Believe - Non-denominational Religious Information Source (excellent)

The Church History Project

The Hall of Church History (“Theology from a bunch of dead guys”)

Dictionary of Modern Western Theology (from Wesley Wildman's, Wildman's Weird Wild Web (Boston University)

Introduction to Western Philosophy in Theological Perspective (from Wesley Wildman's, Wildman's Weird Wild Web)

Gallery of Philosophers (from Wesley Wildman's, Wildman's Weird Wild Web (Boston University)

Irving Hexam's Concise Dictionary of Religion

New Geneva

An “alliance of Reformed pastors and lay leaders.” This resource was begun and is maintained by Mike Hodges, interim pastor at the United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville, PA. Essentially, this is an introduction to the history of Western civilization and culture from an informed Christian perspective. Articles, biographies, etc. In particular, see:

Western Culture History (a history of everything)
Science and technology
People of Ideas (arranged by historical periods)

Finding God in CyberSpace

A selective listing of the best Internet resources of interest to religious studies scholars and students of religion.

Academic Info Religion Gateway

An independent directory compiled by Mike Madin, a graduate of the University of Washington's Comparative Religion program.

Christianity Today

A searchable database of over 19,000 links to Christian web sites around the world.

Religious Studies Web Guide

Internet resources of use to researchers involved in the academic study of religion. Maintained at the University of Calgary.

The Jesus Archive

Dedicated to the study of the historical Jesus, early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism

Palestine in the Time of Jesus

Social Structures and Social Conflicts. Lots of maps and historical documents (marriage contracts, etc.)

Apologetics Press

A fundamentalist Christian journal espousing inerrant Scripture and the belief that the world was created in 7, 24-hour days [not the views of this site].

The World Religion Index

A well-organized [and well-disquised] fundamentalist Christian site. MANY articles on all aspects of world religion from a fundamentalist Christian perspective [not the views of this site].

Gloriana’s Religious Links [Maintained / graphic design by Elizabeth G. Melillo, PhD]

Quodlibet [online journal of Christian Philosophy and Theology]

The Theology Website [created and maintained by Scott David Foutz]

Internet Theology Resources [Clemens Library, College of St. Bennedict/St. John's Univ.]

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World and Regional Histories

Most of the sites listed below are included in the Wabash Center Resource described above. However, I didn't discover that site until the list below was almost completed.

Jewish History

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook [Fordham University]


Byzantine Studies on the Internet [Fordham University]

Ancient & Medieval

Ancient History Sourcebook: Christian Origins [Fordham University]
The ORB - Online reference for medieval studies [Rhodes College]
NetSERF - Medieval resources
ARGOS [University of Evansville]
WWW Virtual Library: Medieval Europe [MSU]
Internet Medieval Sourcebook. [Fordham University]
Exploring Ancient World Cultures [University of Evansville]
The Labyrinth - Resources for Medieval Studies at Georgetown University
Library of the Medieval Institute [Notre Dame University]
The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
The ARGOS Search Engine for Ancient and Medieval History
Stanford University Library Medieval Studies
Early Catholic Church History - Online Catholic Community
The Gnosis Archive

See Wabash Center Guide for Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion:

The Internet History of Science Sourcebook

The Medieval Review - reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies

The Society for Late Antiquity

Medieval Manuscript Leaves - high quality scans from Medieval manuscripts

The Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit

Reformation Period

Project Wittenberg at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Calvin College
The Reformation Guide - at Michigan State University
A bibliography of the Renaissance and the Reformation

18th Century

[Not ready yet.]

19th Century

The Victorian Web

20th Century and Modern

Modern History Sourcebook [Fordham University]


Internet Archive of Texts and Documents - a creation of faculty and students in the History Department of Hanover College.'s Religion Site
World Religion Index
Watchman Fellowship’s 2001 Index of Cults and Religions
Islam: The Modern Religion
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook [Fordham University]
India Religion
Internet Indian History Sourcebook [Fordham University]
Pantheism: A History

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Online Resources for Hymnology, Church Music, Music History

Gracia Grinda's Hymnal Companion
Music for the Church of God
The Online Time Line of Music History and Hymnology
Useful Links in Studying Church Music - GREAT site, Tadashi Inoue, Tokyo
Hymnody in American Protestantism Project - Wheaton University
ATLA Hymnody and Psalmody Website - Yale university
The Victorian Hymn - The Victorian Web
Authors and Composers of Hymns - The Open Directory Project
Humor in Hymnody (ha! ha! ha!) - The Open Directory Project
Toward a Better Hymnody (pamphlet, Frank J. Funston, 1959)
Women Hymn Composers before 1900
The Cyber Hymnal -- beware of cheezy organ music
The Oremus Hymnal -- definately my choice for texts!
Reflection Christian Music -- a British Contemporary Christian Music site.

Hymnody Bulletin Boards/Message Boards

The Hymn Society in the US & Canada - News and Views. Current. Excellent.
The Electronic Hymnal Message Board - Lots of flashing Ads. Mostly posts about pop gospel songs. Be careful! May dissable your browser menu.

Check out Hymnody Links
Check out 100 Hymn Tunes You Should Know
Check out Yale University's Tips for Hymnody Research

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Online Resrouces for Congregations and Congregational Leaders

The Alban Institute. An ecumenical, interfaith organization founded in 1974, which supports congregations through consulting services, research, book publishing, and educational seminars.

See Selah Publishing Co.'s Music in Worship. Great resource for 'Philosophy of Church Music', 'Music in Worship', etc.

Quick Citations for Biographical Material and Theological/Historical Definitions in Philosophy, Church History and Theology

The Catholic Encyclopedia (Extensive! Simply the best academic resource on the Internet.)
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Located at University of Tennessee, Martin. Extensive!)
BELIEVE (A non-denominational religious information source. Extensive. Excellent!)
Concise Dictionary of Religion (Compiled by Irving Hexam)

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Music and Hymnody in Worship

See Selah Publishing Co.'s Music in Worship. Great resource.
The Royal School of Church Music
Hymnody in Worship. Articles from a Lutheran perspective.
Why Learn New Hymns, Part 1, from Hymnody in Worship
Why Learn New Hymns, Part 2, from Hymnody in Worship
Why Learn New Hymns, Part 3, from Hymnody in Worship

ONLINE Resources from Indelible Grace:

Why Hymns Are Relevant In A Postmodern World - By Kevin Twit
Music Style As It Relates To Worship And Hymns - By Kevin Twit

Thoughts on RUF's Philosophy of Singing, Song Choice, and Leading
- By Brian Habig

Some More Thoughts On The Philosophy And Mechanics Of Leading Worship
- By Kevin Twit

What's In A Song? Tuning Our Hearts - By Kevin Twit
Criteria for Judging Rock Music - By Kevin Twit

Some Helpful Books For Leading Worship

Why We Still Need Hymns In A Postmodern World: The Formative Power Of Worship - By Kevin Twit, Part 1; Part 2

My Grandmother Saved It, My Mother Threw It Away, and Now I'm Buying It Back - Why Young People Are Returning To Hymntexts (PDFfile) - By Kevin Twit

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Hymnal Collections ONLINE

The Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection -- a unique collection of nineteenth century hymnals that have been digitized and placed online [for those who] have an interest in or love for the music of the Stone-Campbell Movement's heritage.

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Indexes to Denominational Hymnals

Hymnal Indexes (CCEL)

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Online Electronic References, E-Journals, Sound Recordings, etc. [which are accessible WITHOUT special account numbers, ID's, or passwords]

The following are from Harvard University Library:

The Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM)
Journal of Music Theory
New Modern Music - Review of Contemporary Music and Culture

Others can be viewed at Online Journals and Newsletters

The following are from The Digital Music Collection at Harvard University Library and are links to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. These links are from the American Memory Sound Recording Collections:

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip (Afro-American Spirituals in MP3)
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection (in MP3)
Fort Valley State College Folk Festivals (Blues and Gospel in MP3)
Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections (in MP3)
Concert Band Music from the Civil War Era (in MP3, WAV, or RealPlayer)

The following are from Duke University Divinity School Library:

E-Journals - many e-jounals listed by alphabetical order
Internet Resources in Religion and Theology

Essays in History - A scholarly journal maintained at the University of Virginia.

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Online Electronic References, E-Journals, Sound Recordings, etc. [which WILL REQUIRE affiliation with a college or university library (or in some instances, a local public library]

Books in Print

Dissertation Abstracts. Covers the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions since 1861.

Early English Books Online. EEBO reproduces over 125,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides published in English between 1475 and 1700.

Encyclopedia of Religion. A searchable version of the 16 volume print resource.

Historical Abstracts. Contains citations and abstracts to literature published since 1967 on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Index of Christian Art. A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe. Provides access to a wide range of domestic and international news, business, and legal information sources. Includes some full text. Some sources date back as far as the 1970s, however, the majority of sources are indexed from the early 1990s to present.

Logos Bible Atlas. Bible map software which allows for viewing geography of the Bible lands as well as creating maps for use in presentations.

Logos Bible Software. A biblical concordance and linguistic tool which includes 15 Bible texts and translations as well as several biblical reference tools.

Martin Luther: Exploring His Life and Times, 1483-1546. Each section, organized around Luther's life and thought, contains narrated and written text, graphics, animation, photographs, music and chronologies.

Master Christian Library. Provides the full text of over 400 resources including bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and historical works.

New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians. The dictionary covers all aspects of music, including composers, performers, terminology, musical genres and forms, and more. It is international in scope, and covers both classical and popular music. Bibliographies, images, sound files, and links to related sites are provided for many articles.

New Oxford Annotated Biblical Reference Library. Includes the complete text and translational footnotes of the NRSV as well as essays, explanation, commentary, and maps.

New Testament Abstracts. A standard work for finding abstracts for articles about the New Testament. This CD-ROM only contains the years 1988 through 1998.

Old Testament Abstracts. A primary resource of bibliographic information for the study of the Hebrew Bible. Indexes journal articles, books, collected essays and Festschriften; 1992 to date.

On Common Ground: World Religions in America. Provides an overview of America's many religious traditions through text, images, voices, and music.

Oxford English Dictionary. The online OED contains the full-text of the 20-volume second edition and the three additions published between 1993 and 1997. Revised entries will be added quarterly. For an introduction, visit the Guided Tour.

Past Masters. Contains classic scholarly editions of the complete works of selected philosophers including Aquinas, Calvin, and Luther's Sermons.

Proquest. Provides online access to an extensive collection of published material. You can search for information in thousands of different journals, newspapers, and magazines.

United Methodist Worship Library. Contains the full-text United Methodist Hymnal and United Methodist Book of Worship as well as other music and worship resources.

Works of John Wesley. A searchable version of the 14 volume edition of The Works of the Rev. John Wesley edited by Thomas Jackson.

Zondervan Image Archives. Includes 5,000 color photos of Bible and church history sites and artifacts.

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Bible-related References and Resources

The Bible Gateway -- full text search for 11 versions of the Bible

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Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries - GREAT online resource!!
The Catholic Encyclopedia (Simply the best academic source on the Internet.)
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Located at University of Tennessee, Martin. Extensive!)
Concise Dictionary of Religion (Compiled by Irving Hexam)

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Resources for Literature and Poetry

Oxford Companion to English Literature
The Victorian Web

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Hymnal Publishers and Music Licensing Agencies

Augsburg Fortress Publishing (Lutheran)
The United Methodist Publishing House
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
The Church Hymnal Corporation (Episcopal)
BMG Songs
Hope Publishing Co.
Oxford University Press USA
Oxford University Press UK
Hymns Ancient and Modern, Ltd.
Canterbury Press, Ltd (publisher of Hymns Ancient & Modern)
Pilgrim Press
Selah Publishing Co.
Stainer and Bell
The IONA Community and Wild Goose Publications
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
PRS (Performing Right Society Ltd.), London, England
MCPS (Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd.),London, England

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Professional Organizations in Hymnody and Church Music

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
International Fellowship for Research in Hymnology (IAH)
The American Guild of Organists
The Royal Canadian College of Organists

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Official Websites for Christian Groups/Denominations (confined to groups that have a clearly defined hymnody)

The Anglican Communion - official WEB site for the world-wide Anglican Communion
The Episcopal Church USA
The Church of England
The Vatican: The Holy See [also see Catholic Resources - the Online Catholic Community]
The Orthodox Church
The Celtic Orthodox Church [a resource for the early Celtic Church]
The United Methodist Church
The Presbyterian Church USA
The United Presbyterian Church in the USA
The Presbyterian Church in America
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church; also see The Cumberland Presbyterian Church
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Covenented
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
The Christian Reformed Church
The United Church of Christ
The Disciples of Christ (The Christian Church)

See Campbellite and Restorationist Traditions in the South

The Churches of Christ
The International Church of Christ
The Mennonite Church USA
The Church of the Brethren
The Dunkard Brethren Church
The Moravian Church in America
The Southern Baptist Convention
The National Baptist Convention
The American Baptist Convention
General Baptists
The National Association of Free Will Baptists
The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches [see: Old Regular Baptists]
Particular Baptists
Primitive Baptists
Landmark Baptists [also see: Landmark Baptists; James Robinson Graves]
The Church of the Nazarene
The Christian and Missionary Alliance
Unitarian Universalists Association of Congregations (see KJ's Liberal Religion Index)
The Church of God (Cleveland, TN)
Church of God (Anderson, IN)
Church of God (Seventh Day)
The United Church of God
The Worldwide Church of God
The Assemblies of God [URL not functioning. See Assemblies if God in GB & Ireland]
The Pentecostal Apostolic Church
The Church of God of Prophecy
International Pentacostal Holiness Church
Friends United Meeting (Quaker)
The Seventh Day Adventist Church
Advent Christian General Conference
Seventh Day Baptist General Convention in the US
The Church of Jesus Chist, Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
The Church of Christ, Scientist
Metropolitan Community Church
Salvation Army USA
Alcoholics Annonymous

Check out: History of Denominations

Check out these interesting sites:

Amish Heartland
Bible Views - A Mennonite/Anabaptist Witness to Bible Teachings
The Puritan Church and the Visible Saints
The Libertarian Heritage Puritan Congregationalist Church
Online Resources of the Canadian and American Reformed Church
Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics
A Puritan's