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What is hymnology?

Hymnology is the scholarly engagement with the church’s song, hymns, and hymnbooks. To engage with the diverse aspects of these subjects, hymnology uses the methods of related academic disciplines, including theology (with its subdisciplines), music and church music, history, literature, linguistics, culture studies, bibliography, aesthetics and poetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Hymnological studies can be empirical, historical, or systematic.

Become a member

Are you involved with the church’s song, hymns, and hymnbooks? New members are always welcome (see Membership).

Hymnological resources

The resources area contains links to online resources. It offers the opportunity to publish one’s own work online; for this purpose, contact the IAH office. We welcome information about available resources, whether on external sites or potentially on our own site.