Michael Burgess, Jr., is a teacher of music at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Articles by this author:
Steve Miller. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1993. 261 pages. $8.99.
Next to theology, there has been no more contentious an issue throughout the church's history than music. Church fathers, popes, priests, ministers, evangelists, reformers, and laity alike have swayed, sometimes violently, between tendencies toward asceticism on one hand, and accommodation on the other. Every so often, these conflicting tendencies clash openly. We are in the midst of such a time today.