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Whilst the tale of modernity is instructed from a theological viewpoint, track is sometimes missed - regardless of its pervasiveness in glossy tradition and the manifold methods it's been intertwined with modernity's ambivalent relation to the Christian God. In dialog with musicologists and tune theorists, during this selection of essays Jeremy Begbie goals to teach that the practices of tune and the discourses it has generated undergo their very own type of witness to a couple of the pivotal theological currents and counter-currents shaping modernity. tune has been deeply stricken by those currents and on occasion could have performed an element in producing them. additionally, Begbie argues that song is in a position to yielding powerful methods of addressing and relocating past many of the extra intractable theological difficulties and dilemmas which modernity has bequeathed to us.

Music, Modernity, and God contains stories of Calvin, Luther, and Bach, an exposition of the interesting tussle among Rousseau and the composer Rameau, and an account of the heady exaltation of track to be present in the early German Romantics. specific consciousness is paid to the complicated family members among track and language, and the ways that theology, a self-discipline concerning language at its center, can come to phrases with practices like song, practices that are coherent and significant yet which in lots of respects don't function in language-like ways.

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