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RELS 373 NotesModule 1January 9, 2017investigate religion and music, including philosophical (the nature of music), musicological (therole of music), doxological (music in expression of worship and/or devotion), theological(creedal expression in lyrics), liturgiological (music in liturgy – to do service to God(s) ), andphenomenological (music and spiritual experience).January 11, 2017What is religion/music?What is studied about religion/music?Who studies religion/music?How is it studied/music?
What is the essence and design of music?EthicsPoliticsAestheticsLogicOntology – being, ontos.Epistemology – what you know, how you know it.I don’t care who writes the laws, I only care who writes the music (Plato?)Eternality------------------------------------------------------------2-1012----Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do---PhenomenologicalPhenomenon (singular) - Some sort of a happening.Something had occurredExperience that accompanies this happeningConsciousness … awareness of ‘self’Experience … ascription by ‘self’
What is experience of music?
Explore the role, use, of music as a cultural enterprise(operates like a historian)What is the status of music in cross religion?Cultural music or religious music?
How does music express devotion/love?How does music describe God?Does music describe itself as doxology?
Do we make the music to be better than God?oWorshiping the music or worshiping God?
oHave we made music our religion?
How does music express, create, and shape doctrine?
January 16, 2017Dimensions of ReligionTheorists of ReligionDimensions of Religion (Ninian Smart) – comparative methodology

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Term
Fall
Professor
Craig Ginn
Tags
Politics, Hinduism, Vedas, Rigveda, Sama Veda, D Music

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