The Sacred in Music

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Westminster John Knox Press, Apr 15, 1999 - Music - 255 pages
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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. InThe 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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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
SACRAMENTAL TRADITIONS
25
The Incarnational Tradition
49
MANIFESTING TRANSCENDENCE
91
ENDURING TIME
125
SUSTAINING HARMONY
159
SURPASSING LANGUAGE
199
CODETTA
233
INDEX OF BIBLICAL PASSAGES
247
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About the author (1999)

Blackwell is Reuben B. Pitts Professor of Religion at Furman University in South Carolina and director of a small church choir. He is a graduate in physics from M.I.T. and divinity from Harvard.

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