God in Sound and Silence

Music as Theology

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Danielle Anne Lynch
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , June
     2018.
     232 pages.
     $28.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781532641497.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Music, by its indeterminate levels of meaning, poses a necessary challenge to a theology bound up in words. Its distinctive nature as temporal and embodied allows a unique point of access to theological understanding. Yet music does not exist in a cultural vacuum, conveying universal truths, but is a part of the complex nature of human lives. This understanding of music as theology stems from a conviction that music is a theological means of knowing: knowing something indeterminate, yet meaningful. This is an exploration of the means by which music might say something otherwise unsayable, and in doing so, allow for an encounter with the mystery of God.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Danielle Anne Lynch is Director of Mission at St Augustine’s College, Cairns, and a member of the Australian Catholic Theological Association. Her doctorate on a theology of music was awarded by the University of Leeds in 2015.

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