Event Title

P-60 Let All the People Praise Thee: Early Lutheran Chorales and the Priesthood of All Believers

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

Martin Luther articulated his belief in the priesthood of all believers through both word and music. His chorales reflect his desire for direct congregational participation in the worship service, leading to personal experiences of justification by faith when people met their true High Priest without an earthly mediator. Luther used the chorale as a tool for teaching theology and an occasion of an individual encounter with God. I demonstrate the chorale’s role as a tool for understanding and experiencing justification by faith, by studying the theme of joy in selected examples from the hymnody of Luther and his contemporaries.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar, Undergraduate Research Scholar, and Earhart Emerging Scholar

Advisor: Lilianne Doukhan, Music

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P-60 Let All the People Praise Thee: Early Lutheran Chorales and the Priesthood of All Believers

Buller Hallway

Martin Luther articulated his belief in the priesthood of all believers through both word and music. His chorales reflect his desire for direct congregational participation in the worship service, leading to personal experiences of justification by faith when people met their true High Priest without an earthly mediator. Luther used the chorale as a tool for teaching theology and an occasion of an individual encounter with God. I demonstrate the chorale’s role as a tool for understanding and experiencing justification by faith, by studying the theme of joy in selected examples from the hymnody of Luther and his contemporaries.