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“Toward a Full Fledged Action Theory from a Perspective of Musical Transcendence”

Lisa Maguire Hess

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 25, No 2 (2004), 519-533. doi: 10.4102/ve.v25i2.284

Submitted: 05 October 2004
Published:  06 October 2004


Practical theology as a discipline has struggled  historically in the gaps between theory and practice, academy and church. A recognized scholar  recently  urged pursuit of “a full-fledged action theory” with a “perspective of transcendence” to move the discussion forward. Additionally, global conditions are such that we need practical reflection and action that reconciles communities and cultures. Accordingly, a neo-Parsonian action theory is sketched and music as a practical bridge between theory/practice is argued. Music offers a lens into the empirical faith life of  a  religious community even as  it transcends and pulls that community into new ways of critically  experiencing God  in an intimate and possibly intercultural relationship of embodied song. 

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Lisa Maguire Hess, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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