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Aesthetics and Religion  

Richard Viladesau

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and ... More

Anglican Aesthetics  

Kenneth Stevenson

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter focuses on the applied aesthetics of Anglican worship. As a seventeenth-century development, with definitive roots in the sixteenth-century Reformation, as well as in the ... More

Bob Dylan's Bible  

Michael J. Gilmour

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
Few contemporary artists have endured so long, reinvented themselves so frequently and successfully (folk, rock, country, gospel music), and contributed in such diverse media (music, film, ... More

Christianity and Music  

Paul Westermeyer

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
On Sundays around Word and Table and at prayer during the week, Christians in their worship have created music for congregational assemblies and for choirs, spawning artistic “folk” music ... More

George Friedric Handel and The Messiah  

John Butt

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on the libretto and musical setting of The Messiah. Handel and his librettist, Charles Jennens, provide a rounded and convincing impression of Jesus as Messiah through ... More

Hinduism and Music  

Guy L. Beck

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses the theoretical and practical dimensions of music in Hinduism, including the philosophy of sacred sound (Nāda-Brahman), the aesthetics of rasa (“taste”), the rise of ... More

Introduction: Mapping the Terrain of Religion and the Arts  

Frank Burch Brown

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
When the arts are mapped onto the terrain of religion, art itself looks different, as does religion, and one sees more plainly how each shapes the other and, at times, becomes part of the ... More

Islam and Music  

Amnon Shiloah

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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Religion, Islam, Music
Following the advent of Islam, conquerors and conquered developed a new art music whose great success arose through the integration of disparate elements and a subtle process of ... More

Judaism and Music  

Mark Kligman

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses music in Jewish contexts from the Bible until the present day. Music in Jewish religious life historically and at present includes cantillation of the Bible, the ... More

Music  

Philip V. Bohlman

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
The growth of Jewish studies has made it possible to talk about Jewish music in entirely new and even radically different ways. Since the 1970s, the study of music has developed as one of ... More

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