A Melodious Life
How Polyphony & the Cantus Firmus Can Illuminate Integrity by Lauris C. Kaldjian
Over the course of my life, three areas of interest have occupied the largest portions of my study and practice: music, medicine, and ethics. As I entered upon each of these pursuits, I did not think about the transcendental properties of being they exemplify, but in retrospect I realize that, together, this trio of interests represents ways of pursuing the beautiful, the good, and the true. The theme of a conference at Notre Dame University ("You Are Beauty") encouraged me to reflect more deliberately on the interrelationships within this trio, and specifically on how beauty relates to truth and goodness in my own particular context. . . .
THIS ARTICLE ONLY AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
FOR QUICK ACCESS:
calling all readers
"There are magazines worth reading but few worth saving . . . Touchstone is just such a magazine."
—Alice von Hildebrand
"Here we do not concede one square millimeter of territory to falsehood, folly, contemporary sentimentality, or fashion. We speak the truth, and let God be our judge. . . . Touchstone is the one committedly Christian conservative journal."
—Anthony Esolen, Touchstone senior editor
more on music from the online archives
• Subscribers: Manage your subscription account here.
• Not a subscriber or wish to renew your subscription? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of publishing!
Transactions will be processed on a secure server.
Order Touchstone subscriptions in bulk and save $10 per sub! Each subscription includes 6 issues of Touchstone plus full online access to touchstonemag.com—including archives, videos, and pdf downloads of recent issues for only $29.95 each! Great for churches or study groups.
OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)
Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.
more from the online archives