abbington-second-volume-worship-coverJames Abbington, associate professor of church music and worship, has edited a new book on African American music and worship.

The second volume of Readings in African American Church Music and Worship was published in June (GIA Publications, 2014). The first volume was published in 2001. According to the publisher, the second volume offers the most recent scholarship on 21st century developments and trends in African American music and worship written by musicians, authors and theologians. Abbington serves as executive editor of the African American Church Music Series by GIA Publications, of which these volumes are part.

The second volume is divided into seven categories: Worship and Liturgical Practices, Praise and Worship, Liturgical Theologies, Hip Hop and/in the Church, Proclamation of the Word, Women and Gender, and Hymnody.