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Rhythm: A Theological Category

Lexi Eikelboom


This book argues that, as a pervasive dimension of human existence with theological implications, rhythm ought to be considered a category of theological significance. Philosophers and theologians have drawn on rhythm—patterned movements of repetition and variation—to describe reality, however, the ways in which rhythm is used and understood differ based on a variety of metaphysical commitments with varying theological implications. This book brings those implications into the open, using resources from phenomenology, prosody, and the social sciences to analyse and evaluate uses of rhythm in m ... More

Keywords: rhythm, metaphysics, culture, phenomenology, prosody, synchronic, diachronic, Erich Przywara, Augustine, Giorgio Agamben

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lexi Eikelboom, author
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University

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