The power of music : its influence on emotion and spirituality
The power of music : its influence on emotion and spirituality / Myung B. Yoo
p. 63-79 ; 28 cm
수록자료: Journal of Christian education & information technology. Korea Society for Christian Education & Information Technology. Vol.32(2017 October), p. 63-79 32<63 ISSN 1229-9871↔ 저자: Myung B. Yoo, Professor of Baekseok University
Music is an integral part of everyday life and culture. Since the creation of the universe music has had a tremendous effect on mortals. Music is used in many ways to improve and enhance the lives of people. People use music to change emotions, to release emotions, and to match their current emotions. Emotion is directly or indirectly related with health. Music has long been utilized in the realm of healing and health across times and cultures. Some therapeutic functions attributed to music are discussed. Emotion and spirituality are correlated. Music seems to have its own emotional content and in many instances may encourage spiritual involvement. Music has several roles in the spiritual realm: means of expression, channel of spirituality, and enrichment of spirituality. Due to music’s complexity and variety, it is very difficult to form a set of standards to govern our listening choices. However, it is very important for us to grasp whether music is spiritual help or harmful. Music education for congregations should be a required component in the church. Discernment and careful planning and implementation of the music ministry of the church are needed.