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On Music, Sense, Affect and Voice By Carol Harrison (Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)

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On Music, Sense, Affect and Voice by Carol Harrison (Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)

This book explores early reflections on music and its effects on the mind and soul. Augustine is an obvious choice for such an analysis, as his De Musica is the only treatise on music by a Christian writer in the first five centuries AD; concerned not only with poetic metre and rhythm, but also with an ontology of music. Focusing on the six books of De Musica, the Confessions and the Homilies on the Psalms, Carol Harrison argues that Augustine establishes a psychology, ethics and aesthetics 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. Composed by one of the world's foremost Augustine scholars, this book is a concise and powerful exploration of Augustine's writing and reflections on music and, by extension, the intimate relationship between music, religion, and philosophy.

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Harrison's book will be an asset for any academic library that serves students of music history, philosophy, and theology. It is a valuable assemblage of primary materials, a rich source of often unusual secondary sources, and an interesting presentation of a point of view that merits further consideration. * Catholic Library World *

About Carol Harrison (Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)


Carol Harrison is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, UK. She is the author of The Art of Listening in the Early Church (2013), Rethinking the Development of Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity (2006), Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity (2000), and Revelation and Beauty in the Thought of Saint Augustine (1992). She is the Editor of the Routledge Early Church Fathers book series and is past President of the International Association of Patristic Studies.

Table of Contents


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

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GOR010718352
On Music, Sense, Affect and Voice by Carol Harrison (Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)
Carol Harrison (Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)
Reading Augustine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
2019-06-13
184
1501326260
9781501326264
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