Clement on musical styles

I’m reading Henry Chadwick’s history The Early Church and there are some absolute gems which I’ll post for your reflection, edification and application.

This one is for my friend Tim Simmonds who likes to bang on about music and worship in the church.

“Clement of Alexandria is the earliest Christian writer to discuss what kind of music is appropriate for Christian use. He directs that it should not be the kind associated with erotic dance music; the melodies should avoid chromatic intervals and should be austere.”

There you have it Tim, no Lady GaGa.

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3 Thoughts to “Clement on musical styles”

  1. If you find Lady Gaga erotic then there is something wrong with you…

    1. I’d have to agree with you there, Simmonds – but don’t ruin my punch line, I thought it was funny

  2. Yeah. Funny.

    Hey, back on my blog Al Shaw agrees with me about Worshipping at a Beastie Boys gig.

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