Music and Spirituality: Reflections from a Western Christian Perspective

Music and spirituality in a Christian view start with faith in the Word of God in response to the initiative of God who, as personal being through the Word revealed in Christ, seeks out persons even when they do not seek God. This mystery finds its goal in what is beyond expression in music from a v...

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Published in:Religions
Main Author: Westermeyer, Paul 1940-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: MDPI [2013]
In: Religions
Year: 2013, Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Pages: 567-583
Further subjects:B Beauty
B Proclamation
B Chant
B Word of God
B jubilus
B Text
B Vocalization
B Praise
B tune
B Prayer
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Summary:Music and spirituality in a Christian view start with faith in the Word of God in response to the initiative of God who, as personal being through the Word revealed in Christ, seeks out persons even when they do not seek God. This mystery finds its goal in what is beyond expression in music from a variety of musical styles and syntaxes, from various times and places, in praise and prayer, and in relation to all of life. Matters like memory, health, emotion, time, silence, and community are involved. Paradoxes and a dark side are noted.
ISSN:2077-1444
Contains:Enthalten in: Religions
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.3390/rel4040567