Finding God in the Devil's Music: Critical Essays on Rock and Religion

McFarland
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From the rise of the American Evangelical movement to the introduction of Eastern philosophies in the West, the past century has seen major changes in the religious makeup of Western culture. As one result, musicians across the world have brought both “new” and old religious beliefs into their works. This book investigates rock music as an expression of religious inquiry and religious devotion. Contributors to this essay collection use a variety of sources, including artist biographies, record and concert reviews, videos, personal experience, rock music forums and social media in order to investigate the relationship of rock music and religion from a number of perspectives. The essays also explore public interest in religion as a platform for expression and social critique, viewing this issue through the lens of popular rock music.
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About the author

Alex DiBlasi is a writer, educator, and musician. He has written on Frank Zappa, The Kinks, The Monkees, and numerous film, music, theatrical and dining reviews. He lives in Oregon. Robert McParland is a professor of English at Felician University in Rutherford, New Jersey. His popular music writings include publications on The Beatles, The Who, U2, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Paul Simon, and American lyricists.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
May 30, 2019
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Pages
197
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ISBN
9781476633947
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
Religion / General
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