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Getting the Blues

Stephen J Nichols

Getting the Blues

Stephen J Nichols

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In Getting the Blues, Stephen Nichols shows how blues music offers powerful insight into the biblical narrative and the life of Jesus. Weaving Bible stories together with intriguing details of the lives of blues musicians, he leads readers in a vivid exploration of how blues music teaches about sin, suffering, alienation, and worship. Nichols unpacks the Psalms, portions of the prophets, and Paul's writings in this unique way, revealing new facets of Scripture. Getting the Blues will resonate with all readers interested in Christianity and culture. In the end they will emerge with a greater understanding of the value of "theology in a minor key"--a theology that embraces suffering as well as joy. EXCERPT This book attempts a theology in a minor key, a theology that lingers, however uncomfortably, over Good Friday. It takes its cue from the blues, harmonizing narratives of Scripture with narratives of the Mississippi Delta, the land of cotton fields and Cyprus swamps and the moaning sl

- Publisher Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Western Theological Seminary) is a professor in the Division of Biblical Education at Lancaster Bible College. He is the author of several books, including The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World.

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About "Getting the Blues"

In Getting the Blues, Stephen Nichols shows how blues music offers powerful insight into the biblical narrative and the life of Jesus. Weaving Bible stories together with intriguing details of the lives of blues musicians, he leads readers in a vivid exploration of how blues music teaches about sin, suffering, alienation, and worship. Nichols unpacks the Psalms, portions of the prophets, and Paul's writings in this unique way, revealing new facets of Scripture. Getting the Blues will resonate with all readers interested in Christianity and culture. In the end they will emerge with a greater understanding of the value of "theology in a minor key"--a theology that embraces suffering as well as joy. EXCERPT This book attempts a theology in a minor key, a theology that lingers, however uncomfortably, over Good Friday. It takes its cue from the blues, harmonizing narratives of Scripture with narratives of the Mississippi Delta, the land of cotton fields and Cyprus swamps and the moaning sl
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Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Western Theological Seminary) is a professor in the Division of Biblical Education at Lancaster Bible College. He is the author of several books, including The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World.
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Meet the Author

Stephen J Nichols

Stephen J. Nichols (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is a professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. He has written several books, including in the A Guided Tour series including Pages from Church History: A Guided Tour of Christian Classics, J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought and An Absolute Sort of Certainty: The Holy Spirit and the Apologetics of Jonathan Edwards. He lives with his wife and two sons in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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  • Catalogue Code 275132
  • Product Code 9781587432125
  • ISBN 1587432129
  • EAN 9781587432125
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Sep 2008
  • Sales Rank #78323
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 111 mm
  • Weight 0.269kg

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