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Reading Augustine : On Music, Sense, Affect and Voice : Reading Augustine - Carol Harrison

Reading Augustine : On Music, Sense, Affect and Voice

Reading Augustine

Hardcover Published: 13th June 2019
ISBN: 9781501326257
Number Of Pages: 160

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On Music, Sound, Affect and Ineffability explores early reflections on music and its effects on the mind and soul. Even if we cannot say precisely what these early theologians heard - only a snippet of an early hymn from that period remai - we can learn how they heard it.

Augustine is an obvious place to start; his De Musica is the only treatise we have on music by a Christian philosopher in the first five centuries. For five of its six books, it considers the classical, liberal discipline of music, concerned with numerical measure and rhythm, but in the sixth book, it opens into considerations of music, perception, and Christianity.

In both it and The Confessions, Augustine establishes a psychology and an ethics of musical perception, which considered together form an effective theology of music. For Augustine, music - both heard and performed - becomes the means by which we can sense and participate in divine grace.

Chapter One: The Conversion of the Senses
Chapter Two: The Conversion of the Affections
Chapter Three: The Conversion of the Voice

ISBN: 9781501326257
ISBN-10: 1501326252
Series: Reading Augustine
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th June 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.35

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