2022-2023 H. Orton Wiley Lectures with Dr. Adam Perez

Adam Perez

Dr. Adam Perez

Assistant Professor of Worship Studies at Belmont University

Adam A. Perez earned a doctor of theology in liturgical studies with a secondary area in religion and the arts from Duke University Divinity School. He holds a B.A. in music education from Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL) and a master of arts in religion and music from Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT). 
As a historian, Dr. Perez’s research is focused on the development of praise and worship theology and music, especially its transmission beyond Pentecostal and charismatic communities and into global mainstream practice. His scholarly work has appeared in the journals Liturgy, Religions, The Hymn, The Journal of the Society for American Popular Music, Reformed Journal, Christian Scholar’s Review, among other places. He is a contributing author to the book Flow: The Ancient Way to Do Contemporary Worship (Abingdon, 2020), Essays on the History of Contemporary Praise and Worship (Pickwick, 2021), and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Music and Christian Theology. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Perez is a worship leader and worship consultant and hosts the podcast Conversations on Contemporary Worship that is working to connect scholarship on contemporary praise and worship with worship leaders and teachers in the field.






Lecture 1 - "Raise a Hallelujah": The Bible and the Origins of Contemporary Praise and Worship

Monday, March 27, 2023 from 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 2 - "Revelation Song": Contemporary Praise and Worship as Eschatological Participation

Monday, March 27, 2023 from 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 3 - "Goodness of God": The Emotional Limits of Contemporary Praise and Worship

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 4 - "Battle Belongs": Contemporary Praise and Worship in Spiritual and
Social Contexts

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall


Wiley Lecture Video Links:

PLNU 2022 Wiley Lectures - Dr. Adam Perez - Section 1

PLNU 2022 Wiley Lectures - Dr. Adam Perez - Section 2

PLNU 2022 Wiley Lectures - Dr. Adam Perez - Section 3

PLNU 2022 Wiley Lectures - Dr. Adam Perez - Section 4

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