[...] the answer should be sought first in our perception of time. Because we are mortal, and because all religion responds to mortality, our intimations of the sacred arise from our experience of the tension between the mortal existence of humankind and the eternal life of God. [...] in Book VI of his De Musica, the theory of time becomes a theory of music, for music is Augustine's laboratory for temporal investigation.
Sacred Music, Sacred Time David P Goldman First Things; Nov 2009; 197; Docstoc pg. 31 Reproduced with permis
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