Theology, Music and Time
By (author) Jeremy S. Begbie
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Theology, Music and Time by Jeremy S. Begbie
Book DescriptionTheology, Music and Time aims to show how music can enrich and advance theology, extending our wisdom about God and God's ways with the world. Instead of asking: what can theology do for music?, it asks: what can music do for theology? Jeremy Begbie argues that music's engagement with time gives the theologian invaluable resources for understanding how it is that God enables us to live 'peaceably' with time as a dimension of the created world. Without assuming any specialist knowledge of music, he explores a wide range of musical phenomena - rhythm, metre, resolution, repetition, improvisation - and through them opens up some of the central themes of the Christian faith - creation, salvation, eschatology, time and eternity, Eucharist, election and ecclesiology. He shows that music can not only refresh theology with new models, but also release it from damaging habits of thought which have hampered its work in the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521444644
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy S. Begbie
Resounding Truth, Paperback (October 2007)
Even fallen humans compose beautiful symphonies, music that touches emotions as nothing else can. This book shows Christians how to uncover the Gospel message found in the many melodies that surround us. It helps music lovers discover how God's diversity shines through sound.
Theology, Music and Time, Paperback (July 2000)
Demonstrates the unique and important role that music plays in theology.
Voicing Creation's Praise, Paperback (January 1991)» View all books by Jeremy S. Begbie
An introduction to the theology of art and the art of theology.
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