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Religion and popular music in Europe : new expressions of sacred and secular identity

Author: Thomas Bossius; Andreas Häger; Keith Kahn-Harris
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Taurus, ©2011.
Series: Library of modern religion, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Music and religion have, throughout history, walked hand in hand. In the rites and rituals of small tribal religions, great world religions, and more recent New-Age and neo-heathen movements, different kinds of music have been used to celebrate the gods, express belief and help believers get in contact with the divine. This innovative book focuses on how mainstream and counter-cultural groups use religion and music  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bossius; Andreas Häger; Keith Kahn-Harris
ISBN: 9781848858091 1848858094
OCLC Number: 754936221
Description: vi, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jerusalem in Uppsala : some accounts of the relationship between a Christian rock group and its congregation / Andreas Häger --
Christian metal in Finland : institutional religion and popular music in the midst of religious change / Marcus Moberg --
Shout to the Lord : Christian worship music as popular culture, church music, and lifestyle / Thomas Bossius --
Jews united and divided by music : contemporary Jewish music in the UK and America / Keith Kahn-Harris --
The return of ziryab : Yusuf Islam on music / Göran Larsson --
The meanings of the religious talk in French rap music / Stéphanie Molinero --
Why didn't the churches begin to burn a thousand years earlier? / Gry Mørk --
21st-century trance cult : electronic dance music culture and its role in replacing the traditional roles of religion in Western European popular youth culture / Rupert Till.
Series Title: Library of modern religion, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Bossius, Andreas Häger & Keith Kahn-Harris.
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Focusing on Christianity, Judaism, Islam and New Religious Movements, the book explores such topics as Norwegian Black Metal and Neo-paganism, contemporary Jewish Music in the UK, the French hip hop  Read more...


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'Within the growing literature on religion, media and culture, comparatively little attention has been given to popular music, and even less to the ways in which religious groups use popular music to Read more...

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