9780664232078

The Gospel According to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story of Modern Times

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664232078

  • ISBN10:

    0664232078

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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Summary

Since the early 1960s, music fans have found Bob Dylan's spirituality fascinating, and many of them have identified Dylan as a kind of spiritual guru. This book, written by a scholar who is a longtime fan, examines DylanÂ's mystique, asking why audiences respond to him as a spiritual guide. This book reveals Bob Dylan as a major twentieth- and twenty-first-century religious thinker with a body of relevant work that goes far beyond a handful of gospel albums.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
The Flâneur Plays Guitarp. 1
The Gospel according to Bob Dylan: Are You Serious?p. 21
Not a Prophet or Savior... Elvis Maybe: Bob Dylan's Devoted Disciplesp. 48
"He's the Property of Jesus": The Gospel Periodp. 67
That Most Serious of Subjects: The Good Book, the Testaments Both Old and Newp. 96
"Searchin' High, Searchin' Low" for Religious Meaning in Bob Dylan's Musicp. 113
Concluding Thoughtsp. 136
Appendix: Bob Dylan's Career in Stolen Momentsp. 141
Notesp. 149
Selected Bibliographyp. 176
Indexp. 179
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