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The sacred in music

"Religion and music are complementary resources for interpreting our lives. Music serves the sacred in ways that can be specified and articulated; some believe it can help us appreciate God's greatness. Yet the connection has been neglected in the scholarly study of religion." "The Sacred in Music brings the two subjects together in a celebration of the rich Western musical tradition, both classical and Christian. Albert Blackwell shows how appreciation of music can help interpret theological traditions with greater sensitivity to their insights and applications. He then presents a description of the concept of sacramental experience, and describes and explores two great Christian sacramental traditions, showing their regard for music as a gift from God - who thus places the essence of the divine in human minds."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©1999
Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Ky., ©1999
255 pages ; 24 cm
9780664221713, 9780664224868, 9780718829971, 0664221718, 0664224865, 0718829972
Sacramental traditions
Creation : transcending contingency
Creation : manifesting transcendence
Fall : enduring time
Salvation : sustaining harmony
Final bliss : surpassing language