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The Christian songwriter as theologian: giving voice to the converted heart and mind

Maher, James (2014) The Christian songwriter as theologian: giving voice to the converted heart and mind. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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          Abstract

          This thesis explores the theological function of Christian song, and therefore of Christian songwriting, within the framework of Bernard Lonergan’s method in theology. It argues that Christian song serves its most important theological function within the functional specialty of foundations, whence the reality of conversion (primarily the songwriter’s) is objectified in the symbolic and artistic modes of poetry and music.

          Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
          Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
          Keywords (separated by commas): song, songwriting, hymns, music, religious experience,conversion, theology, foundations, Lonergan, meaning
          Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
          Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
          Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
          Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
          Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
          Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
          Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2014 12:56
          Last Modified: 03 Apr 2014 12:56
          URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1368

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