Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll

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If this book moves, I hope it moves in the way pop songs do. There will be a lot of talk about songs, but inasmuch as this is a book about listening to music, it's also about how listening to music makes us who we are, or at least about how it makes me who I am, and so it is an exploration, an idiosyncratic and opinionated and particular one, of a self shaped by the oddly intersecting forces of the American evangelical Protestant church and the American popular music scene. I don't mean for that to sound hoity-toity--if this were fifteen years ago, I would say that this book was about Christian music, and I would know exactly what I meant. My purpose now is not only to talk about Christian music. I am not here to explicate Christian music, to explain why it exists and whether it is any good. Instead, think of what you're about to read as like an iPod playlist, a collection of essays and thoughts on listening to music and having faith and how they have made me, and a lot of people like me, and maybe you. AŠAŠAŠAŠAŠAŠAŠAŠAŠAŠ Also, there will be some jokes about Stryper. --From the IntroductionI dona#39;t like being sure about facts, and we do not live in a world where rational scientific inquiry explains everything ... I was in the middle of an essay for a literary journal, an essay about people a€œof faitha€ who make pop music. I was trying to track down my favorite bands to talk about creativity, spirituality, and rock music .

Title:Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll
Author: Joel Heng Hartse
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2010-11-01

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