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God and Grace of BodySacrament in Ordinary$
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David Brown

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.001.0001

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Pop Music

Pop Music

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(p.295) 6 Pop Music
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God and Grace of Body
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0007

This chapter explores the aesthetics of pop music in general and then focuses on how specific artists might facilitate religious experience. It examines not just ‘light’ popular music, but also the various types to which Christians have sometimes taken most exception, among them hard rock and rap. Artists considered include the Beatles, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Nick Cave, and The Bad Seeds.

Keywords:   religious experience, Christians, Christianity, popular music, rock music, rap music, Beatles, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen

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