Episode 209 Grundtvig "the Happy Dane" Freedom in Religion and Education
I don't want to be negative. But, this show doesn't seem that interesting. Danes? I'm not that familiar or all together interested in them (no offense to our danish Listeners, who as of writing this there are just shy of 300). Are the Danes where we get the dog with the little barrel under his neck? And this Dane, we're talking about from the 1800's? I might be out. But wait! What if I told you that he not only directed the future of educational reform and the freedom of the church across the western world, he was such a merry maker and hymn writer that he could say he had no enemies but knaves and fools.
Ok- one of the two hosts didn't understand the relevancy of this guy. And then, after a week or so of reading and getting into him, he thinks he might have more to do with American religion and education than anyone has given him credit. One of the hosts was skeptical, that host came away almost as stoked about Krundtvig as the other host.
The formerly skeptical host was like the Grinch, hearing the metaphorical "Yahoo Do rey's" of Grundtvig's gracious and joyful tune. And seeing this man's cheerful disposition in the face of opposition, Dan's heart grew three sizes that day.
Are Danish tunes superior to German tunes?