Thursday, February 11, 2010

Book Review: Resounding Truth

This book links music with theology, in deep ways relating to the very structure and nature of music, and in practical ways for those who use music in church. Jeremy Begbie is a theologian from across the Atlantic who is also a pianist and (apparently) avid music fan. Nearly every page of my copy is marked; it's a slow reader because it's so good and surprising on each page. Even the "historical background" is well done, usually a slow point. Looking forward very much to his next book in which he describes how to critique music based on the theology of music presented in this one. For all its accomplishments, it's also very easy to read ... can't say I've ever encountered a book quite like this, but I've always hoped something like it was out there. Now I've got a new author to read the back-catalogue of.

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