Ultimate Concern

This is a recording of a song I wrote, giving musical expression to the view of faith advocated by theologian Paul Tillich. Let me know what you think!

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  • susanburns

    The music is excellent, the prose profound, the singing could use some work.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      I agree completely, and hope that someone will decide they want to do a rendition with better vocals! :-)

  • Laurie Ann

    Love this! Beautiful words and lovely melody… thanks for sharing with us!

  • Peggy Capwell

    I love the music and message, James. I too hope you are blessed for your efforts.

  • http://divinesalve.blogspot.com/ David Miller

    Quibble. Tillich’s understanding of symbol is other than you say here. Signs point to things they don’t participate in, like the finger pointing to the moon. Symbols, on the other hand, participate in that to which they point.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Good point! The song makes no attempt to be rigidly Tillichian in every detail, even though his writings are clearly the main source of inspiration. But if I think of a way to reword it to be more in keeping with his terminology at that point I may revise it! Thank you for the feedback and input!

  • Gary

    Good stuff. But if you were in your 20’s in the 60’s, and wanted to sell, do as Sonny did. Get a Cher to team up with. Then success.