A rereading of religion and rock and roll
With a cursory glance, contemporary religion and rock and roll music in America today would seem to be unrelated. However, with the current nominalization of contemporary Western religion comes an opportunity to explore new paths to religion and to broaden the concept of what religion means for many in contemporary America. Rock and roll music is one such area. Rock and roll is an arena in which figurative religious meanings have flourished since its birth in the 1950s. Furthermore, for many musicians and music enthusiasts, rock and roll music has come to fulfill a need previously sought in religion. Popular music has become a postmodern way to search for spirituality and a way to express a personal connection with religion that is different from that of the traditional American religious institutions.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;Religion and music;Rock music -- Religious aspects
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Marshall, Debra J., "A rereading of religion and rock and roll" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 307.