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Theology, Music and Time

Jeremy S Begbie

Theology, Music and Time

Jeremy S Begbie

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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.

- Publisher Theology, Music and Time shows ways in which music can deepen our understanding of the Christian God and his involvement with the world. Without assuming any specialist knowledge of music, the author explores rhythm, metre, resolution, repetition and 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 refresh theology, giving it new ways of coming to terms with God.

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About "Theology, Music and Time"

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.
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Theology, Music and Time shows ways in which music can deepen our understanding of the Christian God and his involvement with the world. Without assuming any specialist knowledge of music, the author explores rhythm, metre, resolution, repetition and 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 refresh theology, giving it new ways of coming to terms with God.
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Meet the Author

Jeremy S Begbie

Jeremy S. Begbie (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is honorary professor of theology at the University of St. Andrews; associate principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge; and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. A notable pianist, he has lectured widely in the UK, the US, and South Africa. He is the author of Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts and Theology, Music, and Time and the editor of Beholding the Glory: Incarnation through the Arts and Sounding the Depths: Theology through the Arts.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Practising Music
  • 2. Music's Time
  • Part I. In God's Good Time: 3. In God's Good Time
  • 4. Resolution And Salvation
  • 5. Music, Time And Eternity
  • 6. Repetition And Eucharist
  • Part Ii. Time To Improvise: 7. Boulez, Cage And Freedom
  • 8. Liberating Constraint
  • 9. Giving And Giving Back
  • 10. Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index Of Names
  • Index Of Subjects.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 155187
  • Product Code 0521785685
  • EAN 9780521785686
  • Pages 332
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jul 2000
  • Dimensions 226 x 150 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.540kg

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