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Gospel Proclamation As Opera? Thoughts on the Making of “Resurrection:” An Opera in Two Acts
Author Bartow, Charles L.
Date 2017
Format Journal Article
Description Pages 127-139 (13 pages)
Genre Article
Language English
Subject Preaching
Notes Copyright © 2017 Charles L. Bartow. Presented here with permission of Charles L. Bartow and the Academy of Homiletics.
Abstract How may an opera composed as an interpretation of John 20 be experienced as a proclamation of the Gospel? This is at issue here in this report of and reflection upon a performance of that opera. An opera requires poetic and musical invention. But the gospel is not of human invention. It is a divine poesis. It is a divine act of self-disclosure in human terms. It is a mystery revealed, an immensity—the immensity—cloistered in human form. Selections from the opera have been recorded and will be played for discussion and reflection. The libretto is included.
Collection Academy of Homiletics
Contributor Academy of Homiletics