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  • The speculative character of the medieval concept of music is further reflected in Boethius 'division of music into musica mundana, musica humana, and musica instrumentalis — follow - ing ancient models — music of the spheres (macrocosm), the harmonious conjunction of body and soul (micro - cosm), and music properly speaking, the art of sound pro - duced on instruments, which includes the human voice, called instrumentum naturale (Johannes Affligemensis


  • I think it would be a real service to the church and to sisters in communities that are not supportive of the visitation to know what is in the instrumentum and to realize that they, as individuals, are invited to send their thoughts and/or concerns about the quality of religious life to the visitation office.

    Transparency, Creativity, and Heresy

  • Carey wrote, in a recent e-mail, that it occurs to me that the sisters could use some help from us in the media in getting the word out about the instrumentum, and I think we can play a role in helping the visitation be meaningful and not just

    Transparency, Creativity, and Heresy

  • Without being able to apply the instrumentum of a cutting-edge psychology lab, it would not be possible to break the conditioning that blocks such perceptions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Obama Effect: US more popular in Germany:

  • But distinguish, as Cicero saith well of Rabirius Posthumus, In studio rei amplificandae apparebat, non avaritiae praedam, sed instrumentum bonitati quaeri.

    The Essays

  • Ut orator regi: sic pulmo vocis instrumentum annectitur cordi, &c. Melancth.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The lineamenta is then circulated among the world's bishops for comments and suggestions, and the Synod council then prepares the instrumentum laboris that is the working document for the Synod discussions.

    Pope calls Synod to meet October 2008

  • For, first, they design thereby to declare the meaning of those expressions in the Scripture wherein we are said to be justified pistei, absolutely; which must denote, either “instrumentum, aut formam, aut modum actionis.”

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • "Natura est instrumentum Divinae operationis," might be taken as the motto for his whole system of natural science.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • A marginal note, for example, betrayed the nationality of its author; 'Incus est instrumentum fabri; dicitur Anglice _anfeld_ [anvil].'

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886


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