“Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening” by Jeremy Begbie

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

Noting that musicologists have been rather open to considering theological questions as they pursue their work, he suggests that musical considerations can also help in formulating theological ideas.
Jeremy Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, is perhaps the foremost Christian thinker on the interactions between the arts, theology, and philosophy. Having trained extensively as both musician and theologian, he is uniquely qualified to discuss these interactions in a serious and fulsome way. Instead of addressing surface-level theological and practical concerns, Begbie digs into historical and philosophical considerations, presenting music as not only a human activity but as a tool for engaging in theological reflection. Those approaching Begbie from a Reformed perspective will find that he sometimes suggests conclusions with which ...

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