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Theology, Music, and Modernity

Struggles for Freedom
  • By Jeremy Begbie, Daniel K. L. Chua, Markus Rathey
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Theology, Music, and Modernity addresses the question: how can the study of music contribute to a theological reading of modernity? It has grown out of the conviction that music has often been ignored in narrations of modernity's theological struggles. Featuring contributions from an
international team of distinguished theologians, musicologists, and music theorists, the volume shows how music--and discourse about music--has remarkable powers to bring to light the theological currents that have shaped modern culture. It focuses on the concept of freedom, concentrating on the
years 1740-1850, a period when freedom--especially religious and political freedom-became a burning matter of concern in virtually every stratum of Western society.

The collection is divided into four sections, each section focusing on a key phenomenon of this period--the rise of the concept of 'revolutionary' freedom; the move of music from church to concert hall; the cry for eschatological justice in the work of black hymn-writer and church leader Richard
Allen; and the often fierce tensions between music and language. There is a particular concern to draw on a distinctively 'Scriptural imagination' (especially the theme of New Creation) in order to elicit the key issues at stake, and to suggest constructive ways forward for a contemporary Christian
theological engagement with the legacies of modernity today.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780198846550
    • Manufacturer: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Author: Jeremy Begbie
    • Author: Daniel K. L. Chua
    • Author: Markus Rathey
    • ISBN 13: 9780198846550
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
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