A Genre in Hindusthani Music (bhajans) as Used in the Roman Catholic Church

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E. Mellen Press, 1999 - Religion - 133 pages
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This study examines the uses of indigenous music in the various services of the rites of the Catholic Church in India since the Second Vatican Council. It is based on documents from Vatican II, and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, as well as interviews with those involved.

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Stephen F. Duncan is a professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters degree in Family Sciences (Family Life Education emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University. He has authored or coauthored numerous outreach publications for lay audiences and professionals, written hundreds of articles for newspaper columns, been interviewed numerous times for television, radio, and magazine outlets, and directed nationally recognized outreach family life education programs. He served as an Extension Family Life Specialist at Auburn University in Alabama for 5 years and held a similar position at Montana State University for over 7 years. At BYU he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in family life education, conducts research geared to improve the practice of family life education, and directs outreach projects for the School. He was content director for "Real Families, Real Answers", a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award-nominated documentary series appearing on public television channels nationwide. He has certification as a Family Life Educator.

Dr. Duncan has actively contributed to the scholarship of family life education, authoring numerous articles on outreach programs and evaluation, many of which have appeared in leading family life education/outreach outlets. He serves or has served on several editorial boards, including "Marriage and Families", the "Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network" (CYFERNet), "Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy", and "Family Relations", widely recognized as the world s leading applied family research/practitioner journal.

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