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Music Theology Study Group

The study group serves as a forum to discuss new publications in theology and music, normally using a book chapter or journal article.

The group also provides a friendly environment where staff and students can present their current research, including drafts for book chapters and conference papers, and meets three times per term during the Academic Year. The group includes staff and postgraduates from the Departments of Music and Theology and is also open to undergraduate students taking the Music Theology level 3 module.
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Professor Jeremy Dibble and students discussing, studying, analysing, singing and playing musical scores as part of a Musicology supervision

The Music Theology Study Group meets biweekly in St. John’s College. For more information please email us.

Examples of texts that have been considered by the music theology group include:

  • The Extravagance of Music. By David Brown and Gavin Hopps (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • Sacred Music in Secular Society by John Arnold (Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2014)
  • Resonant Witness – Conversations between Music and Theology. Edited by Jeremy S. Begbie and Stephen R. Guthrie (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2011)
  • Secular Music and Sacred Theology. Edited by Tom Beaudoin (Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2013)
  • Music in American Religious Experience. Edited by Bohlman, Blumhofer & Chow. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Music as Theology. By Maeve Louise Heaney (Eugene, Or: Pickwick Publications, 2012)

Get in Touch

Enquiries about the International Network for Music Theology Research Centre should be sent via the emails below.

International Network for Music Theology

Durham University
Department of Music
Palace Green

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3140