Sacred In Music

Sacred In Music

by Albert L. Blackwell
     
 

Religion and music are complementary resources for interpreting our lives. Music serves the sacred in ways that can be specified and articulated, yet the connection between them has been sorely neglected in the scholarly study of religion. In The Sacred in Music, Albert Blackwell brings the two subjects together in a celebration of the rich Western musical

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Religion and music are complementary resources for interpreting our lives. Music serves the sacred in ways that can be specified and articulated, yet the connection between them has been sorely neglected in the scholarly study of religion. In The Sacred in Music, Albert Blackwell brings the two subjects together in a celebration of the rich Western musical tradition, both classical and Christian.

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Religion and music are complimentary resources for affecting lives and appreciating God: this celebrates Western musical traditions both classical and Christian, drawing important connections between an appreciation for music and basic Christian traditions. An excellent survey evolves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664224868
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Albert L. Blackwell is the Reuben B. Pitts Professor Emeritus of Religion at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the founder of The Piedmont Resource Center, and received Furman's Meritorious Teaching Award in 1977. He also serves as director of the choir at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville.

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