The Hermenusics Blog
This blog is devoted to the discussion of music and its surrounding ideas related to religion and education. The title, “Hermenusics,” is a combination of the words hermeneutics (knowledge dealing with interpretation) and music. Hermeneutics is primarily a study of Biblical text, so many of these blog posts engage in topics concerning the intersection of Biblical interpretation and musical application. Theologians have always scrutinized the text of church music, but few treat the music itself with the same degree of care. This blog will hopefully add to that body of rhetoric and spark new questions and conversations. Additionally, you will find articles that deal with philosophical or ideological questions surrounding music education, which are equally worth consideration by musicians and theologians.
Is the style of worship music simply a personal preference? If church music is nothing more than preference, is it something to overcome for the sake of “relevance?” These questions,… Read more
Music in the Parks: anyone with recent expefience in high school or even some college music programs are familiar with these events, founded in 1981 by Dr. James R. Wells… Read more
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