Strange, perhaps, to our present sensibilities, the Counter-Reformation church nurtured the development of music and visual art that invoked erotic experiences of Divine Love. In their sacred music, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, and Schütz swerve between images of heated desire and those of languorous swooning. “Libidinous Theology” is concerned with the institutions that encouraged this phenomenon as well as the ways composers worked to simulate conditions that surpassed the bounds of ordinary rationality.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.