Wednesday, 8 August 2007

under the inspiration of Dave Gorman

I thought I'd get a couple of things off my chest. (1) Having been amillennial in eschatology for most of my life, I've been recently tempted by postmillennialism. Its basic optimism in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is attractive. And it is alive to subtle literary-theological reading of prophecy and apocalyptic, and to preterism, which in small doses is inherently plausible, to my mind. (2) I love the unsettling driving power of the hemiola in Brahms and Dvorak, especially. But it also pops up subtly in the minor Ravel Valse in the style of Borodin, to great effect.