Who are the Handels of our time?

Interesting post from "a case of me", reflecting on how Handel's Messiah was controversial, denounced from pulpits, and "perceived by many ecclesiastics as profane and subversive" in its day -- and asking whether the artists treating Christian themes in secular media in our day may later be looked at with the same unquestioning endorsement the Church now gives Handel.

In a related story, does anyone ever suggest we'd better not sing "A Mighty Fortress" because Martin Luther often used profanity?

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