- About the Author
It’s just music; isn’t it all a matter of opinion?
In the current renewal of classical education, comments such as these often leave us frustrated. Recovering the lost tools of learning is one thing but getting students to love classical music is another. What precisely is a classical view of music? And in a pop-saturated culture, how do we as educators not only effectively communicate such a view to our students, but also foster a love for what they hear? In Echoes of Eternity, you will discover a rich tapestry of concepts, vocabulary, and listening examples that will equip you to teach and awaken students to the splendor of a classical vision of music. Written for both musicians and non-musicians alike, you will learn:
In these pages, you will learn how to hear these sounds as echoes of Paradise, melodic calls that lead us back to our original and eternal home.
- A profound theology of music and music practice
- How to explain the objective value of music
- How to clarify the difference between classical and contemporary music
- Ways to incorporate music throughout the school day
- Various cross-cultural examples of music
- And much, much more!
Sound is “a world which I cannot shut out, which goes on all around me, and which gets on with its own life. . . .
Acoustic space is a world of revelation.”
—John Hull, Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness
Dr. Steve Turley
Steve Turley (PhD, Durham University) is an internationally recognized scholar, speaker, blogger, and prize-winning classical guitarist. He is the author of over ten books, including Awakening Wonder: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness & Beauty (Classical Academic Press) and The Ritualized Revelation of the Messianic Age: Washings and Meals in Galatians and 1 Corinthians (T&T Clark). Steve blogs on the church, society and culture, education, and the arts at TurleyTalks.com. He is a faculty member at Tall Oaks Classical School in Newark, Delaware, where he teaches theology, Greek, and rhetoric, and a professor of fine arts at Eastern University. Steve lectures at universities, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His research and writings have appeared in such journals as Christianity and Literature, Calvin Theological Journal, First Things, Touchstone, and The Chesterton Review, and he is a regular contributor to The Imaginative Conservative and The Christian Post. Steve and his wife, Akiko, have four children and live in Newark, Delaware, where they enjoy fishing, gardening, and watching Duck Dynasty marathons. For more information on Steve, his books, videos, podcasts, and e-learning courses, please visit www.TurleyTalks.com.