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Creative Expressions and Religion

            Creative expressions are used to deepen our understanding of religion and the different religious teachings bin them. They convey through music, film and literature. Furthermore music essential part of creative expressions as it holy mentioned that we should praise God through music - ''sing to him, sing praises to him: tell of all his wondrous work!'' The classical theism show that God is omniscient (all knowing) and omnipotent (all powerful) and omnibenevolent (all loving) it does raise the question that does creative expression in music convey God's attributes? And how much of a significant does it really give? .
             Handel's "Messiah" is a great example of how knowledge and the nature of God/the holy can be conveyed through the use of music. The song "Messiah" was written by a German composer, George Friederic Handel and is one of the most well-known pieces of music. "Messiah" is an oratorio (a sacred text set to music without drama) and was first performed on 13th April 1742 in Dublin and received its London premiere nearly a year later. .
             Handel's Messiah is divided into three different parts: part one focuses on the Isaiah prophecies about Jesus and the Messiah. Part two is based around Jesus death and therefore part three focuses on his resurrection. The 'Hallelujah' chorus is the most popular part of the composition and has been adapted into modern versions sung by various artists around the world. .
             Furthermore the actual oratorio libretto was written by Charles Jenners, the song has several biblical scriptures which are from Old Testament and the New Testament. The song is split into 3 parts, the first part of the song is the prophecy of the coming Messiah, the second part of the song shows the life of Jesus, his suffering and how died. The last part is about Jesus' resurrection and judgement. .
             The piece of music conveys insight of God and Handel himself could be described as having a religious inspiration whilst composing it.

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