- Location: Vanderbilt Divinity School • 411 21st Avenue South • Nashville, TN 37240
- Room: G-20
- Contact: Dave Perkins
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 615-322-2776
- Website: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/religionandarts/index.php
- Audience: Free and Open to the Public
Whereas people widely recognize from experience that music enlivens Christian liturgy and other types of corporate worship, explaining scientifically and theologically why that is the case has proven a difficult—but increasingly rewarding—challenge.
Bruce T. Morrill will review key findings on the bodily effects (as opposed to simply attending to the texts and language) of ritual song, as well as silence, as these prove constitutive of the shared human action of divine worship. Doors will open at 11:30 for coffee, soft drinks and desserts prior to the noon talk. Morrill's talk is sponsored by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture.