The Right Kind of Music

From Aristotle to St. Augustine to the present day, many conservative cultural leaders have taught that music influences listeners’ moral characters and behaviors, both for good and for evil. I research debates within Evangelicalism about the validity of these claims, especially as they relate to pop music and worship services. I focus on conservatives who believe that pop music styles promote immorality and false worship, but that some kinds of music can reflect God's nature and draw them closer to God.

Want to know more about my research? Check out musicandthechurch.com.