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The online version of the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology includes more than 4,000 entries, written by hundreds of authors, from dozens of countries. The dictionary is a valuable reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, covering hymns from many countries and languages, historical and contemporary hymn writers, traditions from a wide range of denominations. It includes articles on individual hymns, authors, hymnals, related organizations, tunes, composers, as well as general topic articles.

This resource replaces and updates the 1892 'Dictionary of Hymnology' by John Julian, including the 1907 supplement and is the work of a team of editors headed by Professor J.R. Watson, University of Durham, UK, and Dr Emma Hornby, University of Bristol, UK. The interface includes a basic keyword searching function, with results able to be limited by era, place, tradition, role of a person, and other facets. You can browse by category, such as literary topics, Hymns in Latin, specific place, specific era, traditions, and role of a person. You can also browse alphabetically by the title of the article.


Name The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
Subjects included Theological education, Christian Hymns, Hymnwriters, History, Hymn texts, Hymn tunes.
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