The Counter-Narratives of Radical Theology and Popular Music: Songs of Fear and Trembling

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M. Grimshaw
Springer, May 21, 2014 - Religion - 222 pages
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In this unique collection, theologians born and formed during the Cold War offer their insights and perspectives on theological relationships with such musical artists and groups as Joy Division, U2, Nick Cave, and John Coltrane. These essays demonstrate that one's personal music preferences can inform and influence professional interests.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 IntroductionSonic Bibles and the Closing of the Canon
1
Chapter 2 My Affair with Ian
16
Chapter 3 In the Colony with Joy Division
25
Chapter 4 Sonic Stigmatas
37
Chapter 5 Improvisation and Divine Creation
51
Chapter 6 Protocols of Surrender
67
Chapter 7 Louis Armstrong
80
Chapter 8 I Know My Way from Here
95
Chapter 10 Praying the Confiteor at Westminster Abbey
137
Chapter 11 Nick Cave and Death
153
Chapter 12 Combine Dry Ingredients Mix Well
174
Chapter 13 Why Kanye West Gets It Wrong
187
Chapter 14 Stop Think Stop
197
Radical Theology Playlist
211
Contributors
213
Index
216

Chapter 9 Meeting God in the Sound
119

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Mike Grimshaw, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Jennifer K. Otter, University of London, UK Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas, USA Sophie Fuggle, University of London, USA Sam Laurent, Drew University, USA Joshua Ramey, Haverford College, USA Jeffrey W. Robbins, Lebanon Valley College, USA Eric Repphun, Otago University, New Zealand Deane Galbraith, Otago University, New Zealand Christopher Rodkey, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, USA Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia Chris Nichol, Director of Mixed Media Ltd. Daniel Colucciello Barber, ICI Berlin, Germany

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