Theology, Music and Time

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  • 0511037503
  • 9780521444644
  • 9780511037504
  • 9781316141571
Theology, 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.
  • Cambridge University Press; July 2000
  • ISBN 9780511037504
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  • Title: Theology, Music and Time
  • Author: Jeremy S. Begbie
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511037503
  • 9780521444644
  • 9780511037504
  • 9781316141571

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'It would be difficult to overpraise this book … it breaks new ground, it is both insightful and highly informed and it is written in a style devoid of the obscurity that often mars musicological reflection.' Gordon Graham, Scottish Journal of Theology