Sunday, February 16, 2014

Music and theology

This article at BLT makes me think about the interaction of music and Biblical studies. He puts words to thoughts I have had in hearing the Scriptures with the 'original' music. The music allows a reading that can undermine our first hearing of the word alone.
But I’m not simply interested in how music can reflect the Biblical text; I want to hear how it can make the text say something new, how different musical approaches to the same Biblical text make clear how opposed political and religious ideologies can find justification in the same Biblical text, how music can go against the grain of a Biblical insight and even resist it.
The post is a long one with a lot of music to hear - very well done.