Thomas Quartier: Life Songs. Kösel-Verlag (Hardcover, Theology & Religion)

Life Songs

A soundtrack for monastery spirituality

Original Title: Lebenslieder

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-466-37253-9
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Kösel

Date of publication: November 4, 2019
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Thomas  Quartier - Life Songs


Balance between heart and voice

Music and spirituality go together like body and soul. Both bring you closer to the core of life, to feelings and images. Indeed, the prototype of monkhood is such a sound space and perhaps more closely related to artistic activities than might be apparent at first sight. In earlier epochs it was common practice for nuns and monks to bring forth culturally valuable creations while in dialogue with the world. Why should this be no longer the case?

Thomas Quartier tells us in this book about his search in a monastery for God after spending years earning his money as a busker and finding a meaning to life on the streets. He does not see his book as a spiritual manual but rather as a kind of experiment to track down the soundtrack of his search for God in his specific way of life: the psalms, Saint Benedict's Rule, and the texts and personalities of his youth. Starting in the germ cell of his monastery, he tries to explore a radical way of life that will change the world.

An encouragement to set out to look for God for all readers of Anselm Grün.


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