Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

TRT2609HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course aims to create an ecumenical and interdisciplinary discourse on the practice of church music which is an important factor in shaping Christian identity from a global perspective. We shall examine various issues pertaining to the role of music in contemporary Christian performance and explore the musical enterprises that represent the ethnic and national identities of World Christianities and of migration or diaspora Christianities. Topics covered will include the enculturation of Christian worship and music, music and popular religious culture, the globalization of church music, cultural hybridity and inclusivity in Christian music, and the encounter of indigenous musico-religious culture and traditional church music in the non-Western world.  Method: lectures, seminars, music listening, readings. Evaluation: Class participation (20%): Review (Book) (20%); Review (Worship) (30%); Presentation (30%)

Schedule: Monday, 1100 to 1300
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Larkin Building Room 340

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