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Acta Theologica

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SCHULZE, L.F.. Respect for the liturgical text: J. Calvin and J. S. Bach. Acta theol. [online]. 2008, vol.28, suppl.10, pp.128-149. ISSN 2309-9089.

Despite obvious differences in terms of historical and theological aspects between Calvin and Bach, both share a respect for the priority of the Biblical text in worship. The anomaly between Calvin's engagement in the versification of the Psalter and Bach's preference for the literal (rather than a versified) use of the Biblical text (for example in his St. Matthew Passion) is rooted in their common respect for the Word of God originating from the Reformation.

Keywords : Church music; Calvin; J.S. Bach; Psalter; St. Matthew Passion.

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