22 October – Prof. Tassilo Erhardt (Liverpool Hope), on Counter-Reformation theology and spirituality in music at the Viennese Habsburg court in the 17th and 18th centuries
19 November – Le Jeu d’Adam / The Play of Adam: a round-table discussion with the organisers of a performance (in 7th week) of a new translation of this twelfth-century French mystery play
Meetings take place Worcester College, from 5 pm. Questions and wine will follow the speaker’s paper.
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Manifesto of the Seminar
· That music and theology need not be viewed in isolation and that there is much to gain from the conversation between the two disciplines
Themes may include
· composition, from plainchant and Renaissance to contemporary; a focus on any one composer or group of composers; relationship of music and text; theological musicology
· liturgy and worship, such as music and emotions in worship; music and (or as) preaching; the Holy Spirit in musical worship; music in the Bible; instruments in worship; the relationship between secular and sacred
· the broad subject of Theology and the Arts, including apologetics, metaphor, faith and the creation of art or theological notions of beauty