Existence and Musicality

Steve Wright interacting with Robert Jenson concludes in The Heythrop Journal:

To exist is to be mentioned by God; or, may I hazard, to be sung by God. The act of creation sets us in relation to God while concurrently distinguishing us from God…. The gratuity of the moment of creation is irreducibly aesthetic, the beauty of God manifests when perfect harmonious discourse opens up to include new players…. When Jenson analyses the specific role of the Father in creation he abstracts to the ‘sheer musicality’ of divine conversation: ‘… to be a creature is to belong to the counterpoint and harmony of the triune music.’

A fellow CRE minister from Poland observed that a better way to describe revelation is musical theology. I could not agree more. What implications this has for the worship of the church is to be worked out more fully in the centuries ahead.


About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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