Saints in the Limelight: Representations of the Religious Quest on the Post-1945 Operatic Stage

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Pendragon Press, 2003 - Music - 635 pages
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Contents

Christian Souls in Battles Between Good and Evil
3
Gods CountryGods Victories?
53
Tough Politician or Good Shepherd7
87
Two Dreamers of Nordic Nations Pious and Just
117
God s Unlikely Torchbearers
143
The Strength of Conquered Fear
159
A Saint in Manhattan
175
Miguel Manara
185
Liberation Through Selfcontrol The Buddha and the Mahatma
391
Gods Intimates
435
The Lonely Voices of Hadewijch and Maria Maddalena
469
Gods Witnesses unto Death
491
Magnus of Orkney
533
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
547
Representations of the Numinous and Exemplary
573
Appendices
589

Mary of Egypt and the Wisdom of Nonjudgment
195
God s Heralds
225
Two Early Christian Missionaries
267
Two Conflicted Reformers
285
Gods CreaturesOur Suffering Siblings
329
Scores
599
Index of Names
623
About the Author
635
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About the author (2003)

Siglind Bruhn is a musicologist, concert pianist, and interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on compositions of the 20th century. Prior to coming to the United States, she taught for ten years in Germany and at the University of Hong Kong. Since 1993 she has been a full-time researcher at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities (one of six “Life Research Associates”); in the fall of 2004, she was appointed chercheur permanent at the Institut d’Esthétique des Arts Contemporains at Université de Paris 1–La Sorbonne. She has been an elected member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2001.

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