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Worship in Song

A Biblical Philosophy of Music and Worship

Scott Aniol

288 pages
BMH Books
According to author Scott Aniol, "Few books have been written that carefully distinguish between secular music that we listen to every day, and sacred music." Worship in Song discusses foundational matters before delving into how readers can make God-pleasing choices regarding the secular and sacred music to which they listen. Contending that a primarily theological misunderstanding is at the heart of the confusion surrounding music, Aniol addresses issues including:

  • What does Sola Scriptura really mean?
  • The nature of biblical affections
  • The essence of biblical worship
  • The purpose of music in the church

In addition, Aniol discusses cultural issues such as meaning in music, the nature of pop culture, and the different kinds of emotion. Each chapter concludes with discussion aids, perfect for small group study and classroom application.

Author Bio
Scott Aniol is the executive director of Religious Affections Ministries. Scott received a bachelor’s degree in church music from Bob Jones University. He earned a master’s degree in musicology at Northern Illinois University and has done graduate work in theology at Central Baptist Seminary in Minneapolis, Minn. He was ordained to to the gospel ministry in 2004 and served as an associate pastor for five years. Scott speaks on the subjects of music and worship at various churches and conferences. His most recent speaking engagements include the Great Lakes Conference on Theology, Central Seminary’s Foundations Conference, and adjunct teaching at International Baptist College and Bob Jones Seminary.