God in Sound & Silence: Music as Theology PDF
Music, by its indeterminate levels of meaning, poses a necessary challenge to a theology bound up in words. Its distinctive nature as temporal and embodied allows a unique point of access to theological understanding.
Yet music does not exist in a cultural vacuum, conveying universal truths, but is a part of the complex nature of human lives. This understanding of music as theology stems from a conviction that music is a theological means of knowing: knowing something indeterminate, yet meaningful. T
his is an exploration of the means by which music might say something otherwise unsayable, and in doing so, allow for an encounter with the mystery of God.