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Natural Theology and Music

Jeremy S. Begbie

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199556939
Published online June 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199556939.013.0037

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Natural Theology and Music

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This chapter examines the connection between music and natural theology, first considering two examples of efforts to incorporate music into projects that might be termed ‘natural theology’. The first is a wide-ranging and immensely ambitious theological project pioneered by David Brown, currently at the University of St Andrews. The second involves Anthony Monti's book, A Natural Theology of the Arts. The chapter then addresses the following questions: what distinguishes ‘natural theology’ from any other theology? How might music play a part in the endeavour of theology to bear witness to the nongodforsakenness of creation even under the conditions of sin?

Keywords: music; natural theology; David Brown; Anthony Monti; arts

Article.  7710 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Music and Religion

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