No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism / Edition 1

No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism / Edition 1

by David W. Stowe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807834580

ISBN-13: 9780807834589

Pub. Date: 04/25/2011

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In this cultural history of evangelical Christianity and popular music, David Stowe demonstrates how mainstream rock of the 1960s and 1970s has influenced conservative evangelical Christianity through the development of Christian pop music. The chart-topping, spiritually inflected music created a space in popular culture for talk of Jesus, God, and Christianity,

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In this cultural history of evangelical Christianity and popular music, David Stowe demonstrates how mainstream rock of the 1960s and 1970s has influenced conservative evangelical Christianity through the development of Christian pop music. The chart-topping, spiritually inflected music created a space in popular culture for talk of Jesus, God, and Christianity, thus lessening for baby boomers and their children the stigma associated with religion while helping to fill churches and create new modes of worship. Stowe shows how evangelicals' increasing acceptance of Christian pop music ultimately has reinforced a variety of conservative cultural, economic, theological, and political messages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807834589
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1

1 Jesus on the Beach 11

2 Jesus on Broadway 34

3 Godstock 58

4 Soul on Christ 81

5 Hollywood's Gospel Road 105

6 Let's Get Married 124

7 Shock absorbers 142

8 Year of the Evangelical 167

9 Crises of Confidence 190

10 Last Days 215

Epilogue 243

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 255

Bibliography 271

Index 285

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