Music's multilayered subversion of the Word

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Heaney, Maeve Louise and Hillman, Roger 2017. Music's multilayered subversion of the Word. Literature and Theology: an international journal of religion, theory and culture. 31 (2), pp. 200 - 214. https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frx014
AuthorsHeaney, Maeve Louise and Hillman, Roger
Abstract

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.

Year2017
JournalLiterature and Theology: an international journal of religion, theory and culture
Journal citation31 (2), pp. 200 - 214
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN0269-1205
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frx014
Page range200 - 214
Research GroupSchool of Arts
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
EditorsM. Griffith and E. Lindsay
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