Hymns as a potential tool of theological contextualisation have never been fully explored. This study looks at this function of hymnody in relation to Mexican culture. A sample of hymnody used by evangelicals of different traditions was selected to examine its theology and to compare which kind of hymns or songs were more reliable and appropriate to communicate the evangelical faith in the Mexican context.
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 326 pp.
Contents: Evangelicals in Mexico: Their Hymnody and Its Theology – The Religious Background of Mexico – Key Characteristics
of Mexican Religious Context – Review of Hymnody in the Context of Christian Worship – Research to Identify Typical Hymnody
– Theological and Contextual Reflection on Evangelical Hymnody – Final Conclusions.