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PERFORMANCE-LECTURE with Dr. Jeremy Begbie

Come and hear what classical music has to say about the Gospel!

CATHEDRAL ARTS, a mission of the Cathedral of All Saints, hosts a performance-lecture with Dr. Jeremy Begbie, founding director of Duke Divinity School Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, "Lamenting and Hoping: How Music Can Mediate the Healing Power of the Gospel."


The illuminated St. John's Bible (The Prophets) will be on display in the Cathedral during this event courtesy of St. Peter's Health Partners. More on The St. John’s Bible

This event is made possible in part by The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY, and The Center for Healing and Spiritual Formation at Christ the King, Greenwich, NY.


9.30-10.45  Introductions, First Talk: The Sound of Lament

10.45-11.15 BREAK

11.15-11.45  Questions and Discussions

11.45-12.30  LUNCH separate tickets for lunch are available through March 27.

12.30-1.30  Second Talk: The Sound of Hope

    Dr. Jeremy Begbie tours widely as a speaker, specializing in multimedia performance-lectures. Recent engagements have included preaching, speaking and performing in universities and churches in North America, Hong Kong and Australia.
    Dr. Begbie is an ordained minister in the Church of England as well as Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor in Theology at Duke Divinity School. He is also Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. He is Founding Director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, one of the main aims of which is to foster theological-artistic links between Duke and Cambridge. Prior to his present appointment, he held a personal chair at the University of St Andrews and was Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
    Educated largely in Scotland, before studying theology at Aberdeen and Cambridge, Dr. Begbie read music and philosophy at Edinburgh University. Holding piano performing and teaching qualifications, he is also an oboist, and a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music.
    He has published extensively, his particular interest being the interplay between the arts and theology, bringing to light the different ways they can illuminate and benefit each other. His books include A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP).


Tickets are not refundable.