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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Philip V. Bohlman Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Is All Music Religious? Philip V Bohlman At about the time that I began preparing this essay, Jaroslav Pelikan's book, The Melody of Theology (Harvard University Press, 1988L also appeared. In fact, I had chosen my title before...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
...R. Nathaniel Dett © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The Development of Negro Religious Music R. Nathaniel Dett R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) came under serious scrutiny for '·developing'· into anthemic form an indigenous American music believed to be genuine only in its...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 The Development of Negro Religious Music The recogmuon of development in religious Negro music was greeted with no such manifestations of encouragement as those which tended to make the exhibition of secular Negro effusions in Carnegie Hall so...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 56–67.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro I The Negro folk-songs in this volume are arranged in a sequence whose order differs, I believe, from that of any previous publication. The regarding of the songs as actual hymns makes such an arrangement...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 146–154.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Mark Sumner Harvey Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 New World A'Comin': Religious Perspectives on the Legacy of Dulce Ellington Mark Sumner Harvey Nearly a decade and a half after the passing of one of our greatest composers, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, his music continues...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Rebecca T. Cureau Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Willis Laurente James and the Preservation ol Blatk Religious Folk Song Rebecca T Cureau Willis Laurence James (1900-1966) is among a small group of black folklorists who have devoted themselves to the preservation of African...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 78–80.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Andrew M. Greeley Greeley , Andrew M. Religious Change in America . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 TS BlodcS«rtHIMusk olic. Indeed this may hold true for all peoples rooted in myriad religious cultures...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1989
...-musicology as a theologically informed discipline-is a musicological method for theologizing about the sacred (the religious/ churched), the secular (the theistic unreligious! unchurched), and the profane (the atheisticlirreligious)-including sacred and secular music as theomusicotherapy in church...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Clyde J. Steckel Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 How Can Music Have Theological Significance? Clyde f. Steckel The task of discerning and articulating theological meanings in music involves an analysis of both religious music and music that is not overtly religious by text...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of several of his theological and philosophical positions, is troubling. Notions such as the particular and the universal as well as Thurman's deproblematized notion of religion-that is, a common search for meaning through religious experience-represents what many recognize as colonial discourse...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... or the spiritual and the sexual, each of these types of music has tended to be perceived by Westerners as being unreligious and therefore incapable of revealing people's religious cosmology. Scholarship that attempts to examine secular music for its religiosity, as my scholarship will begin to do here...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 76–78.
Published: 01 September 1990
... (the self-disclosure of God) in science fiction novels, romance, television, and film, Greeley's discerning eye also perceives secular experiences of grace in popular music. This sacrament of grace, composed of hope-renewing experiences that are recorded in the imagination and activated by the religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 78–91.
Published: 01 March 1994
... that is transported within religious and musical experience. Demythologizing also means deliverance from the harmful parts of an experience. However, terms are basic elements of communication. So, in order to make communication feasible, a certain rationalization of the experience is necessary. This makes sense...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Peter Kivy Kivy , Peter . Osmin’s Rage: Philosophical Reflections on Opera, Drama, and Text . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 1988 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 BO BlodcSocredMwk giving would imply continuity of religious affiliation (67). He...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... represents us, even mirrors us (all of us) at the same time. Thus, if he is not a Nietzschean "ubermensch" (superman), he is a Promethean allperson who traverses traditional boundaries that separate, categorize, and define differences: innocent/ shrewd, young/old, black/white, male/female, and religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 40–46.
Published: 01 September 1990
... primary accounts of the use of spirituals in the liturgy of a Catholic church during the early part of the twentieth century Of further interest is that the essay was written by a nun, one who understood the religious needs of the black worshipers who constituted the congregation. 1 It is solemn Evensong...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 124–128.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and the Quest for Freedom. New York: Lang, 1992. 246 pp. In 1945 Howard Thurman published Deep River, a groundbreaking text in which he registered the religious significance of the black spirituals. This text was followed in 1947 by The Negro Spiritual Speaks of Life and Death. Thurman's reflection...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 57–67.
Published: 01 September 1989
... two decades at the top of the pop music charts allow him even today to be hailed as the "Godfather of Soul." The present concern is the period of his career when the revolutionary ethos of Black Power served as the critical point of departure for his religiously inspired and theologically imbued...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 244–249.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of discourse in American Catholicism. Nonetheless, I propose to try. I will discuss the religious theme of "Like a Prayer," Madonna's critique of her religious heritage and the more general issue of the relationship between sexuality and religious imagination. Some preliminary comments about the audio...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Preface People in America are as religious today as they ever have been, but religion is far more diffused throughout culture. No longer is there a dominant religion or common religious culture based on a master narrative that orders the lives...