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dc.contributor.authorHopps, Gavin
dc.identifier.citationHopps , G 2020 , ' Negative capability and religious experience ' , International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church , vol. 20 , no. 1 , pp. 74-94 .
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dc.description.abstractThis article responds to each of the four essays on The Extravagance of Music in turn. It addresses the particular issues they raise, though a prominent contention running through the piece concerns the need for what André Gide calls ‘une disposition à l’accueil’ – that is, a posture of receptivity or hospitable disposition in relation to the revelatory potential of music. In explaining the importance of this openness to possibilities – which I argue should be ‘ecumenically’ extended to all types of music – the chapter invokes Keats’s notion of ‘negative capability’ and affirms, against approaches that seek to predetermine the theological meanings of music, the value in religious contexts of this willingness to dwell hospitably with indeterminacy.
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dc.subjectPopular musicen
dc.subjectGeneral revelationen
dc.subjectThe autonomy of affecten
dc.subjectBL Religionen
dc.subjectM Musicen
dc.titleNegative capability and religious experienceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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