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dc.contributor.authorKeyse, Andrew Carl
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-13T01:30:40Z
dc.date.available2018-04-13T01:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11005/3714
dc.description.abstractThis project is about music and, specifically, how singing music in the Episcopal Church can be a tool for spiritual formation. I set out to see if others had been formed by music in the church in the same way I had been formed. I looked at both psychological and pedagogical aspects of music on childhood development to show how music helps us learn any subject, but particularly learn scripture and theology. I interviewed seven people connected to music and the church to see what impact music has had on them and how they use it as a tool for spiritual formation. I surveyed clergy to see if music was important to them in their own parishes and how they view it as a tool for formation. I found that those I interviewed agreed with music being a tool for spiritual formation. It was fascinating to hear examples in their own ministries of how they had experienced this and, also, how they taught it to their choirs or parishes. The results of the surveys were mostly positive about the importance of music both to those in the choir and to the congregation. Some negative results showed that not everyone views music in the same way. I came to the overall conclusion that I was not alone in my experience, and that many of us who have been formed by music in the church see it as a tool for spiritual formation. I also concluded that I now have the tools and resources to start a music program in a parish should one not exist, so that others may continue to be formed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRev. J. Neil Alexanderen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology Theses 2018en_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology, University of the Southen_US
dc.subjectMusic and liturgyen_US
dc.subjectMusic in spiritual formationen_US
dc.subjectPsychological aspects of musicen_US
dc.subjectChurch music programen_US
dc.titleMusic as a Tool for Spiritual Formationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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