Theology as Performance: Music, Aesthetics, and God in Western Thought / Edition 1

Theology as Performance: Music, Aesthetics, and God in Western Thought / Edition 1

by Philip Stoltzfus
     
 

An examination of the musical aesthetics of Schleiermacher, Barth, and Wittgenstein and the ways that competing theological claims in the West have been derived from reflection upon music.See more details below

Overview

An examination of the musical aesthetics of Schleiermacher, Barth, and Wittgenstein and the ways that competing theological claims in the West have been derived from reflection upon music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567029218
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/05/2006
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Stoltzfus is Assistant Professor of Religion at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He holds M.Div. (1991) and Th.D. (2000) degrees from Harvard Divinity School. His areas of interest include modern constructive theology, theological aesthetics, and liberation theologies.

Table of Contents

1Prospects for a musical-aesthetic critique of modern theology1
2Pythagoras and Orpheus as premodern theological resources18
3Schleiermacher on music as the expression of feeling and mood49
4Barth on music as timelessly valid form107
5Wittgenstein on music as performance167
6Theology as performance assessment and application242

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