Enlivening faith : music, spirituality and Christian theology /

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Oxford : Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers,, United Kingdom, p.xiii, 421 pages : (2019)



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Music, Religious aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index.Music, spirituality and prayer : a chaplain reflects on the possibilities for being / Terry Biddington -- Musical composition and mystical spirituality / Brian Inglis -- The Western audience as congregation / June Boyce-Tillman -- Spirituality by heart / Nancy L. Graham -- A new liturgical movement forward : testing the reform of the reform through music / Wilfrid Jones -- Spirituality and music in the religious life : a religious reflects / Sister Aileen CSC -- 'Listen... with the ear of your heart' : music and pastoral care / Gregory Clifton Smith -- It is well with my soul : how spiritual music is relationship despite racism / Susan Quindag -- Songs of soil, tracts of land : an agritheological analysis of the harvest section of Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 / Alexander Westmacott -- Music and spirituality within planet and cosmos : exploring the contribution of music to sharing the ideas of Thomas Berry / Helena Mary Kettleborough -- Learning theology through music : a homiletic reflection / Stephen B. Roberts -- Enhancing spirituality through music education in the new Apostolic Church / Conroy Cupido -- The road to Emmaus - an Easter Cantata : collaborative and democratic song writing with children for worship / Julie Shaw -- Incorporating spirituality into a twenty-first-century collegiate music curriculum / John Burdett -- The intersection of spirituality and the ethic of care in music and music education / Olivia Dowd -- All people pray in their own language : the sacred music of Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck / Mackinlay S. Himes -- Theology down at the crossroads : the spirituality of the devil's music / Stephen B. Roberts -- The hymn as a pilgrimage of humankind : translatability, identity and spirituality / Hetta Potgieter -- What angels? Gregorian chant and spiritual meaning in a secular world : reflections on an artistic collaboration between Gregorian chant ensemble Schola Nova Silvana and British poet Hilary Stobbs / Fabian Lochner -- Sermon on music : a priest preaches / June Boyce-Tillman.The relationship between Christian theology and music has been complex since the early days of the Church. In the twentieth century the secularization of Western culture has led to further complexity. The search for the soul, following Nietzsche's declaration of the death of God has led to an increasing body of literature in many fields on spirituality. This book is an attempt to open up a conversation between these related discourses, with contributions reflecting a range of perspectives within them. It is not the final word on the relationship but expresses a conviction about their relationship. Collecting together such a variety of approaches allows new understandings to emerge from their juxtaposition and collation. This book will contribute to the ongoing debate between theology, spirituality, culture and the arts. It includes contexts with structured relationships between music and the Church alongside situations where spirituality and music are explored with sometimes distant echoes of divinity and ancient theologies reinterpreted for the contemporary world.