The Hermenusics Blog

Hermeneutics + Music = Hermenusics

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.

  • Church Music in Social Isolation

    June 30, 2020 by

    After months of social isolation and stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, a majority of churches have continued to offer virtual worship services via live streaming. I agree with Albert Mohler… Read more

  • Mere Preferentiality: Part 1

    March 30, 2020 by

    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

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