GIMC Notes from the Field: A Seminar with Professor John McClure

FEB 12

Music, Religion, and the South: Notes from the Field

Join Dr. John McClure as he makes a presentation outlining some of his insights from working with the Music, Religion, and the South project. This interdisciplinary project, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, has involved Vanderbilt professors and graduate students representing religious history, homiletics, liturgics, sociology, education, English literature, American studies, ethnomusicology, and history and critical theories of religion.

                                                        February 12, 2008

PM 4

Streaming Video of Dr. McClure's Lecture                                        (media streaming at 700K)                                    View or Download
                                                                                          Powerpoint Presentation

Music, religion, and regional identity are all mixed together in Nashville and throughout the South. In this presentation, John McClure will discuss a handful of musical tracks. Rather than pursue one (his own) methodological perspective, however, for each track of music a unique conundrum, perspective, or insight gleaned from experiences with the interdisciplinary Music, Religion, and the South project will be highlighted.

Facilitated by Dr. John McClure


Professor McClure's teaching is in the area of homiletics. His special interests are in the relationships between philosophy, theology, ethics and preaching. His publications include The Four Codes of Preaching: Rhetorical Strategies (Fortress, 1991), The Roundtable Pulpit: Where Preaching and Leadership Meet (Abingdon, 1995), Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence (co-edited with Nancy Ramsay, United Church Press, 1998), and Other-wise Preaching: A Postmodern Ethic for Homiletics (Chalice, 2001).