The Spirituality of Sound
May 1, 2-4pm
Suggested donation $20
St. Luke's Montclair
We live in is a visually dominant world. “Seeing is believing,” we say. But the worlds out of which sacred texts such as the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian Bible, and the Quran emerged were worlds of sound—mysterious and enchanted. We will explore these worlds, becoming familiar with the deeply spiritual nature of sound, and the ways in which sound is ephemeral, living, and dynamic. Using Marshall McLuhan’s four laws of media as our guide, our focus will center on the spiritual implications of the move from hearing- dominant to visual-dominant cultures.
Dr. Todd Stockdale is a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Seton Hall, and teaches in the Department of the Core there; his research focuses on the concrete aspects of lived Christianity.