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Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Jeffers Engelhardt and Philip Bohlman


The chapters in Resounding Transcendence are unified by a common concern for the ways sacred music effects cultural, political, and religious transitions in the contemporary world. Together, the contributors describe the ways musical transition sounds belief and action together in forms of transcendence immanent in religious practice and ritual, particularly in the texts and contexts of sacred music. Sacred musical practice unleashes transcendence through socially engaged believers who re-sound belief systems through the ways music brings about direct and meaningful change, locally and globall ... More

Keywords: gospel music, inculturation, liturgy, media, religious community, religious identity, revival, sacred sound, transcendence, transition

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737642
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffers Engelhardt, editor
Assistant Professor, Anthropology of Music, Amherst College

Philip Bohlman, editor
Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago

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Resounding Transcendence—An Introduction

Philip V. Bohlman and Jeffers Engelhardt

I Liturgy, Performance, Healing

II Culture, Identity, Society

5 Sounds Transcendent

Timothy Rommen

III Media and Technology, Transmission and Transformation

9 Music, Media, and Message

Stephen A. Marini

IV Europe, Secularity, Revival

12 Byzantine Blossom

Tore Tvarnø Lind

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