The closing of Old Paths Publications combined with continued demand has occasioned another printing of Measuring the Music, under a new publisher. Therefore, the author in conjunction with Religious Affections Ministries is pleased to present the third edition of Measuring the Music. This version is essentially a reprint of the second, with minor corrections and rewording. (It does not represent a content revision or updating—which, though necessary, is not feasible at this time.) Even the original pagination has been retained. The only real difference is the new cover.
Some fifteen years after its initial publication, Measuring the Music still has a great deal to say to Christian musical theory and practice. Although the celebrities and bands exampled in the book are dated and perhaps even forgotten, the third edition does not joust with windmills of the past. Its theology and musicology—largely ignored by evangelicals—are as relevant today as they were at the turn of this century. As long as hackneyed slogans like “music is morally neutral, brother” dominate conversations about this topic, Measuring the Music will play a crucial role as an unwelcome, but much needed, interlocutor, challenging the popular wisdom. For these reasons, we hope that this edition finds its way into the hands of many new readers.
The Third Edition of Measuring the Music is now available on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold.