the Puritans and MUSIC
Dr. Jerz sparked a fire under my butt when he suggested in class that I do some research in regards to Puritans and music...
it seems as though the great art of music was wasted on Puritans. It was BANNED from their culture because it was believed to be sinful..
"Three English diversions were banned in their New England colonies; drama, religious music and erotic poetry. The first and last of these led to immorality. Music in worship created a "dreamy" state which was not conducive in listening to God. "
If these people could not act, sing music, or listen to poetry... how could they thrive as a culture? They had no means of creativity.
Posted by LeahDavis at 28, 2005 09:34
Your blog raises a lot of interesting questions, but what would your freshman comp instructor say about the credibility of that site?
Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at 3, 2005 05:05