Personal Jesus (Engaging Culture Series)
Pop music is now an ever-present force shaping citizens in the West. Even at funerals, pop music is often requested over hymns. But how does popular music work? And what roles does it play for listeners who engage it? This...
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Pop music is now an ever-present force shaping citizens in the West. Even at funerals, pop music is often requested over hymns. But how does popular music work? And what roles does it play for listeners who engage it? This new addition to the critically acclaimed Engaging Culture series explores the theological significance of the ways pop music is listened to and used today.
The authors show that popular music is used by religious and nonreligious people alike to make meaning, enabling listeners to explore human concerns about embodiment, creating communities, and tapping into transcendence. They assess what is happening to Christian faith and theology as a result. The book incorporates case studies featuring noted music artists of our day--including David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Sigur Rós, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga--and includes practical implications for the church, the academy, and daily musical listening. It also includes a foreword by Tom Beaudoin, author of Virtual Faith.
Vaughan Roberts is Rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford. He is also a popular speaker at Spring Harvest, and is a founder member of '9.38' which encourages people to consider full-time gospel ministry. He is the author of God's Big Picture, Life's Big Questions, Turning Points and Battles Christians Face.
Clive Marsh is a Chartered Banker, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Associate Chartered Accountant (NZ) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.ýýHis past experience includes key roles as Head of Finance & MIS, Director of Commercial Services, Director of Business Development, Divisional Manager of Corporate Services and Group Taxation and Statutory Accountant.ýý He has worked for Shell UK, Shell NZ, Mobil, NatWest UK, NatWest NZ, DataBank (BNZ), A&L Girobank, IBM UK, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Link ICA, Sussex Coast College, EUK (Credit Agricole) aC
- Foreword By Tom Beaudoin<br>introduction<br><b>part 1: Music And Religion<br></b>1. Music In Context: Contemporary Discussion About Religion And Popular Culture<br>2. Explorations In Affective Space: The Magisteria-ibiza Spectrum<br>3. Acknowledging A Theological Interest: Popular Music From Sin To Sacramentality<br><b>part 2: Living By Pop Music<br></b>4. Pop Music In The Marketplace<br>5. Pop Music And The Body<br>6. The Tingle Factor: Popular Music And Transcendence Today<br>7. Pop Music, Ritual, And Worship<br>8. What's On Your Ipod? Classics, Canons, And The Question Of What Matters<br><b>part 3: Pop Music And Theology<br></b>9. The Discipline Of Listening: How (and Why) What We're Doing With Music Matters Ultimately<br>10. Three Steps To Heaven? On Negotiating Meaning Between Popular Music And Christian Theology<br>11. Embodied Social Rituals: Revisiting Theology Through Popular Music<br>a Programmatic Postscript: Practical Consequences For Church, Academy, And Daily Living<br>indexes