Heaven in a Nightclub

November 09, 2009

by William Edgar

A presentation at Gordon College convocation, Dr. Edgar provides “a compelling history of jazz, alternating between lecture and piano examples to explain the development of the uniquely American musical form. Exploring each of what he called the ‘rivers that fed into the creation of jazz’—spirituals, minstrel, ragtime, marching bands and blues—Edgar noted the theology and biblical images evident in each. ‘Jazz is a music of swing; it’s a call and response,’ Edgar said. ‘But it has to tell a story. It’s the narrative that moves from deep misery to inexplicable joy.'”

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William Edgar

Dr. Edgar (DThéol, Université de Genève) is professor of apologetics at WTS.

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Fin de Siecle: Future of Theology

October 30, 2009

by William Edgar