God and Music - Christian Wisdom in the world of music

God and Music – Christian Wisdom in the world of music

Jeremy Begbie is one of the few theologians in the world to devote his energies to music, and the latest in a string of books is his Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the world of music. Music has a strange power. It can heal, inspire, motivate and calm us. It can make us dance, sing, […]

By Hope 103.2Wednesday 20 May 2009Faith

Jeremy Begbie is one of the few theologians in the world to devote his energies to music, and the latest in a string of books is his Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the world of music.

Music has a strange power. It can heal, inspire, motivate and calm us. It can make us dance, sing, smile and cry. How many downcast souls have been lifted by music? How many romances have begun or even crimes of anger committed under the influence of music? So, what is music, where does it get this immense power, and what’s the connection between music and God?

Jeremy Begbie takes a fascinating wander through the ages, peaking into the minds of great thinkers and musicians about music and God.