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    The Vedic Hymns and the Four Cosmogonies

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    Creation of the Universe It would be ignorant to believe that there is only one explanation for the creation of the universe. The Vedic hymns present several cosmogonies. There are many interpretations for these myths resulting from there documentation on various levels of culture. It is purposeless to quest for the origin of each of these cosmogonies because most of these ideas and beliefs represent a heritage transmitted from prehistory all over the ancient world. There are four essential

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    Beowulf and Caedmon’s Hymn In Beowulf the Christian element, which coexists alongside the pagan or heathen, may have originated in part from the works of Caedmon. The Christian element in Beowulf had to be included by the original poet or by minstrels who recited it in later times because it is so deeply imbedded in the text. The extent to which the Christian element is present varies in different parts of the poem. While the poet’s reflections and characters’ statements are mostly Christian

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    Julia Ward Howe: More than the Battle Hymn

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    Julia Ward Howe: More than the Battle Hymn "Mine Eyes have seen the coming of the Glory of the Lord…." Almost effortlessly the rest of the familiar tune comes rolling off the tongue. The battle Hymn of the Republic, a traditional and powerful patriotic hymn, will undoubtedly remain that way for years to come. However is the average American able to place a face with that tune? Julia Ward Howe was the bright mind behind the Battle Hymn, but she did not stop there. Howe's life and poetry succeeded

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    In "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty", Shelley describes his realisation of the power of human intellect. In seven carefully-constructed stanzas, he outlines the qualities of this power and the e ect it has had on him, using the essential themes of Romantic poetry with references to nature and the self. In the first stanza, the concept of the "unseen Power" – the mind – is put forward, and Shelley states his position on the subject. Throughout the stanza, extensive use is made of

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    who really cares about nature and beauty? Marred by the pressures of responsibilities and expectations, most of us never stop and smell the roses nor do we stop and think about how simply wonderful the world is. However, Percy Shelley does. In his “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” Shelley reflects upon the awesome power of beauty and his relation to it as a humble servant, one who cherishes it and respects it but will never hoard and control it. Projected in a rhyme scheme of ABBAACCADDEE for seven stanzas

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    Ancient Gods of Light: The Great Hymn to Aten

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    Section 10. Web. 28 Jan. 14 http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/chapters/10AKHEN.htm Edgar, Robert R., et al. “Chapter One.” Civilizations Past and Present. 12th ed. Ed. Janet Lanphier, et al. Vol. 1. New York: Pearson, 2008. Print. “The Great Hymn to Aten.” University of Texas. University of Texas, n.d. Web. 31 January 2013. http://www.utexas.edu/courses/classicalarch/readings/hymn_to_aten.html Zondervan NIV Study Bible. Fully rev. ed. Ed. Kenneth L. Barker, et al. 1985. Grand Rapids: Zondervan

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    solace and strength were it was possible. Many found it comforting to play music or sing while waiting long periods of time. “Other songs motivated them as they prepared to do battle with the enemy.” (Waller & Edgington, 2001) Subsequently, The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe depicts the presence of religion and its important through the popular marching tune

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    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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    throughout Cold Mountain. Throughout the novel, Inman, Ada, Ruby, Stobrod, and many other characters experience music that allows them to keep faith against the odds or even heal their wounds! There are three major types of music used in this novel; hymn music, folk music, and “natural music”. It is through these types of music that the characters in this novel regain their strength to continue their journeys. Many critics of Cold Mountain claim that Frazier ignored certain historical facts in order

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    field of music, much less the realm of gospel music today. However, church members often do not make the time to reflect on the heritage of a hymn or song to realize the meaning that the particular piece has carried with it through the decades, even centuries. With this in mind, I am going to look at the history of the Negro spiritual and then at specific hymns in the 1991 Baptist Hymnal, published by Convention Press, to see just what impact the Negro spiritual has had on today's church music. I

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    worship songs," or would it be better to simply have multiple worship services each week, one devoted to traditional and one to contemporary worship styles? Or should we cling tightly to our organs and gospel hymns, in spite of dwindling attendance? While I dearly love the great traditional hymns, I feel compelled to argue that these more popular choruses, too, are acceptable in God’s eyes. Praise and worship songs... ... middle of paper ... ... Chicago: Loyola Press, 1999. Longhurst, Christine

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