Markus Rathey

Markus Rathey is Professor in the Practice of Music History at Yale Divinity School. Prior to coming to Yale, Rathey taught at the University of Mainz and the University of Leipzig and was a research fellow at the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig. Rathey is president of the American Bach Society and past president of the Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship (2009-2011). Among his English publications are two recent studies of J. S. Bach, including Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio (published by Oxford, 2016) and Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy (Yale, 2016).


Volume 135

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Guests on Volume 135: Bob Cutillo, on the importance of understanding health as a gift; Hans Boersma, on recovering the patristic recognition of the sacramental presence of Christ in the Old Testatment; Dana Gioia, on the devout life and distinctive poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins; Matthew Levering, on the history of proofs of God’s existence, and what we learn about reason when we reason about God; Bruce Gordon, on his “biography” of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion; and Markus Rathey, on the dramatic and liturgical character of the major vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.