Music's Multilayered Subversion of the Word

This article explores the polyvalent nature of musical meaning and its contribution to theological reflection in a hermeneutical key, from the perspective of two composers in dialogue about their music. Against an analytical theoretical backdrop drawn from both musicology and theology-Jean-Jacques N...

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Published in:Literature and theology
Authors: Heaney, Maeve Louise 1967-; Hillman, Roger 1946-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Univ. Press [2017]
In:Literature and theology
Year: 2017, Volume: 31, Issue: 2, Pages: 200-214
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:This article explores the polyvalent nature of musical meaning and its contribution to theological reflection in a hermeneutical key, from the perspective of two composers in dialogue about their music. Against an analytical theoretical backdrop drawn from both musicology and theology-Jean-Jacques Nattiez's semiological tripartition method and Bernard Lonergan's understanding of consciousness and intentional analysis-the article explores various aspects of the relationship between words and music from a theological perspective. The aim is to present and exemplify music's contribution to the resonance and complexity of words and thought in theological discourse.
ISSN:1477-4623
Contains:Enthalten in: Literature and theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/litthe/frx014