For a long time, we've known that the reformers had a high view of preaching, grounded in the conviction that God creates and redeems by speaking words. We are saved by hearing, not by seeing (Rom. 10:17). We've also been learning from both secular and Christian sources that our modern culture has been systematically bent on suppressing hearing of any kind. But for the first time, at least to my knowledge, we have a remarkable treatment of the "theology of sound" (theo-acoustics) that weaves both of these together with simultaneously sweeping and careful analysis.
Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.
Issue: "The Blue Note: Can Your Faith Face The Music?" Jan./Feb. 2005 Vol. 14 No. 1 Page number(s): 39-40
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