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The Gospel According to Bob Dylan
by Michael J. Gilmour


Overview - 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 Dylan's mystique, asking why audiences respond to him as a spiritual guide.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 Dylan'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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780664232078
  • ISBN-10: 0664232078
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 195
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds

Series: Gospel According To...

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-01-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

During a Bob Dylan concert at the Royal Albert Hall in the mid-'60s, a heckler in the audience shouted "Judas!" at the performer. Few musicians, however, have stayed as loyal to their vocation as Bob Dylan, according to Gilmour (Gods and Guitars), an associate professor of New Testament and English at Providence College in Manitoba, Canada. Gilmour has written much about rock music, and his perspective is always fresh and intelligent. Dylan is a fertile subject for theological analysis since the musician has never shied away from biblical and other religious imagery in his songs. The author states that listeners are going to bring to Dylan's songs their personal religious experience and find within Dylan the man and Dylan the musician what they desire to discover, including spiritual significance. The author digs into Dylan's life story and, as a true fan himself, captures the genuine love that fans hold for the music icon. Gilmour's approach to the subject transcends simplistic theological analysis of songs and does much to enhance the academic credibility of pop culture studies. Fans of Dylan and rock music in general will be pleased with this treatment of a living legend. (Feb.)

 
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