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On Hearing Bach Cantatas: Paradox in Words and Music

On Hearing Bach Cantatas: Paradox in Words and Music

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Presented by Marianne Pfau, PhD | Director, Angelus Series and Professor, Music

The Bible contains some well-known paradoxes, such as exaltation through humility, receiving through giving, gaining through losing, living through dying, or Jesus' warning to his disciples that whoever desires to lead must become a servant, or whoever would save his life must be willing to lose it. Such statements appear either contrary to conventional wisdom or are seemingly absurd. How can we hear them, and what might be their purpose?

This presentation is in conjunction with the 2018 Angelus Concert on February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Founders Chapel.


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