jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Feb 23 15:53:45 EST 2004
Thanks much for reminding me of that -- yes, there was Bible
memorization among the young and youth groups, and of course the
memorization of worship songs, which didn't happen by design, simply by
repetition week after week after week after week after week...
But both these are different from the memorization required for a highly
liturgical church service. It's a very different attitude/experience.
Daniel W. Doerksen wrote:
>At 01:35 PM 2/23/04 -0500, James Rovira wrote:
> My experience in
>>Evangelical churches (I probably should have said this instead of
>>Prostestant) leads me to believe that rote memorization is anathema to them.
>But when my young granddaughter attended a conservative Baptist church, she
>memorized many Bible verses in their program for children. Now in a
>different city and attending a Presbyterian church, she instead learns
>songs by heart by singing in the junior choir.
>I have found that one of the best (and most enjoyable) ways of memorizing
>is to learn to sing something in a good choir.
>(At the moment, the only Milton song I can remember singng is "Let us with
>a gladsome mind / Praise the Lord, for he is kind.")
>Daniel W. Doerksen, Ph.D.
>Department of English, University of New Brunswick
>Fredericton, N.B. Canada E3B 5A3
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