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Contemporary Christian Music [CCM]locked

  • Amy D. McDowell

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Also called “inspirational music,” Contemporary Christian Music designates a genre that merges the gospel of Protestant evangelicalism with rock and roll. Evangelicalism refers to a range of Protestant faith groups that emphasize personal salvation, biblical inerrancy, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A distinguishing characteristic of evangelicalism is its tradition of converting others to the faith. In step with that tradition, by the 1970s the mostly white Jesus Movement established CCM as a spiritual alternative to rock....

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