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Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation

Lyrics of Lament: From Tragedy to Transformation

In a world torn by division, violence, and deprivation, there are to be found largely forgotten laments, by singers, poets, and musicians across cultural and religious traditions, composers who have helped process suffering, justice, and healing. This volume surveys historic and contemporary examples and practices of lament from around the world, from the Abrahamic faiths, scriptures (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur'an), liturgies, and from popular music.

Offering hope for humanity, constructive lament singers creatively tap into the Transcendent, voice commonly held values, and empower individuals, communities, nations, and the world to move to a higher plain, to places of justice, reconciliation, unity, joy, and peace.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800663018
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 256
  • Publication Date March 10, 2010