The evocative cover image of Erin Lambert's nuanced Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe primes the reader for the author's narrative interventions. A reproduction of Joos van Cleve's majestic Last Judgment, painted in the 1520s, presents a formalized depiction of the saved and the damned. The death shrouds that some figures still trail make it clear that these are people raised from the dead: this is the promise of the Resurrection fulfilled. The book's titling effectively blots out the top third of the image—effacing heaven, as it were. Rather than focusing on the Christ figure, as in the original painting, the eye of the beholder is...
Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe, by Erin Lambert
JESSICA HERDMAN is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on the embodied and affective experiences of music within religious encounters, conflicts, and conciliation. She has published and presented extensively on music in the Wars of Religion in France, and on music in early colonial encounters in North America/Turtle Island. Her research has been supported by SSHRC and the Mellon Foundation.
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Jessica Herdman; Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe, by Erin Lambert. Journal of the American Musicological Society 1 December 2020; 73 (3): 790–795. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.3.790
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