Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, by Jeffers Engelhardt,Philip Bohlman

By Jeffers Engelhardt,Philip Bohlman

Resounding Transcendence is a pathbreaking set of ethnographic and old essays through major students exploring the methods sacred track results cultural, political, and non secular transitions within the modern global. With chapters masking Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist practices in East and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, North the USA, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Europe, the quantity establishes the theoretical and methodological foundations for tune scholarship to interact in present debates approximately smooth faith and secular epistemologies. It additionally transforms these debates via refined, nuanced remedies of sound and track - ubiquitous parts of formality and faith frequently glossed over in different disciplines.

Resounding Transcendence confronts the connection of sound, divinity, and spiritual perform in diversified post-secular contexts. by means of analyzing the immanence of transcendence in particular social and old contexts and rethinking the reified nature of "religion" and "world religions," those authors learn the dynamics of distinction and transition inside of and among sacred musical practices. The paintings during this quantity transitions among conventional areas of sacred musical perform and rising public areas for well known spiritual functionality; among the transformative adventure of formality and the sacred musical affordances of media applied sciences; among the air of secrecy of person performers and the facility of undefined; and among the making of authenticity and hybridity in non secular repertoires and practices. vast in scope, wealthy in ethnographic and ancient element, and theoretically formidable, Resounding Transcendence is a vital contribution to the examine of song and religion.

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