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Religions 2015, 6(2), 350-364; doi:10.3390/rel6020350

The Seraphim above: Some Perspectives on the Theology of Orthodox Church Music

Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), Universidade Nova, Lisbon, FCSH, Av. de Berna, 26C, 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal
Academic Editor: Edward Foley
Received: 5 March 2015 / Revised: 23 March 2015 / Accepted: 24 March 2015 / Published: 2 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Music and Spirituality)
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Abstract

Some outstanding contributions notwithstanding, much recent scholarship in Western European languages concerning art and the sacred has been quite prolific but has generally avoided discussion of specifically liturgical music, a particular problem when dealing with the sacred music of the Orthodox Church. The present discussion aims at establishing some bases for furthering this discussion, drawing not only on recent commentators but especially commentary on the question of liturgical singing by the Fathers of the Church. View Full-Text
Keywords: liturgical music; sacred music; Orthodox Church; Fathers of the Church liturgical music; sacred music; Orthodox Church; Fathers of the Church
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Moody, I. The Seraphim above: Some Perspectives on the Theology of Orthodox Church Music. Religions 2015, 6, 350-364.

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