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Redemption Songs: God in Popular Music from the 1960s to the Present Day

  • Course Dates: Thu 30 October 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Since the middle of the last century, a youth-led musical culture with roots in black Gospel has taken Western culture by storm, fed by new recording technologies, affluence and mass broadcasting.

While hymns and religious songs retain specific power for some, there are few today who have not been deeply moved by popular music, or have not learnt important parts of their identity from it. This day explores the religious and theological effects of some of the great popular musicians of the past.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Date:
Thu 30 October 2014
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost:
£45,
Event Categories:
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Tutors:
Barnabas Palfrey is lecturer in spirituality at Sarum College. He has a wide range of theological and spirituality interests, particularly as they relate to philosophy; Christopher Partridge is professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. His research and writing focuses on alternative spiritual currents, countercultures, and popular music
Course Code:
2739