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Confronting Concupiscence of the Ears: Music and the Moral Imagination

Education is typically structured to sharpen dull minds, to re-order confused thinking. But the
senses are also in need of discipline. God has given us five senses with which to know and
engage Creation and — through Creation — something of Himself. St. John (I John 2:16)
starkly warns that disordered desires can afflict the use of the sense of sight. In this lecture,
Ken Myers will explore how our musical listening habits (the habitation of our ears) can
likewise be disordered and disordering.!