Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Aesthetics of Authentic Protestant Assumptions

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on December 20, 2016

Know first that the video below is satire (which some elements of the population have a hard time recognizing).  Yet what makes satire so effective, like any good comedic material, is that it contains elements of reality that resonate with us.  However, I seriously doubt the creators of this comic sketch fully realize the philosophical implications of their work.  What should we learn from this video?

Christian” music would be considered “art” or artistic expression which would place it under the philosophical discipline of Aesthetics- the study of how man reflects his assumptions back to the world. So if this form of art is the rational conclusion of a comprehensive philosophy, what then would be the metaphysical assumption that results in this kind of music?

…In other words, what must be the root assumption about the nature of exisitence regarding both man and God that produces these kinds of artistic expressions in the realm of Contemporary Christian Music?

~ Andy

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