Linking music with emotion and spiritual life is crucially significant far believers. The book discusses the controversy involved in the use of contemporary Christian music in religious platforms in places like Ukhrul wherein the conventional hymnals are primarily in use. The author underscores the relevance of other genres to accommodate the musical preference of the youth in Christian worship.
Dr. Somingam Mawon, Assistant Professor, St. Joseph University Dimapur
Music is dynamic. It strengthens the lyries, emboldens the singer(s) and inspires the hearers and the listeners. Contemporary Christian music does so fittingly to the young soul. The author persuasively argues that no particular type of music is exhaustively holy and functional in worship. I expect that this book will immensely help the readers understand the contributions of contemporary Christian music in the church.
Rev. Mayonsing Moinao, Pastor, Tashar Baptist Church, Ukhrul
A critical Component of music is its theology. This book articulates a contextual music theology in the context of the Tribals of Norht East India, with special reference to the Tangkhuls of Ukhrul. It delves into the rich historical and contemporary music genres and brings out the significance of music in our contemporary Christian worship life, especially the youth of the day. I applaud Thanpam for his honest and convincing presentation and hope that this book will make an enormous contribution in the field of music.
Rev. Dr. Prof. Yangkahao Vashum, Eastern Theological College Jorhat
Defining Musical Terms
1. A Rudimentary of the Book
2. A Brief History of Contemporary Christian Music
3. Biblical and Theological Foundations of Music
4. Data Analysis and Interpretation
5. Towards a Theology of Music: Reflections on Contemporary Christian Music in Ukhrul
Appendix 1: (Questionnaire for the Youth)
Appendix 2: (Questionnaire for the Elders/Leaders)
Thanpam Zimik received his Bachelor's degree from Delhi University. Thereafter, he pursued his theological education - Bachelor of Divinity from the Eastern Theological College, Jorhat and Masters in Theology from the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. The author has contributed a number of articles to the Christian journals and magazines. He is actively involved in various Christian ministerial. His passion for music inspires him to compose many songs which were later published and chipped in many lyries. He is devoted to edifying the youth through music.