For forty years, singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn has been writing beautifully evocative music. Bestselling author and respected theologian Brian Walsh has followed Cockburn's work for years and has written and spoken often on his art. In this creative theological and cultural engagement, Walsh reveals the imaginative depth and uncompromising honesty of the artist's Christian spirituality. Cockburn offers hope in the midst of doubt, struggle, failure, and anger; indeed, the sentiment of "kicking at the darkness" is at the heart of his spirituality. This book engages the rich imagery of Cockburn's lyrics as a catalyst for shaping and igniting a renewed Christian imagination.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Brian J. Walsh (PhD, McGill University) is the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including The Transforming Vision, Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be, and Colossians Remixed. He is a chaplain at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor of theology of culture at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario.
Table of Contents
1. God, Friendship, and Art2. Ecstatic Wonderings and Dangerous Kicking: Imagination and Method3. Cockburn's Windows: Getting a Big Picture4. Creation Dream5. At Home in the Darkness, but Hungry for Dawn6. Creation Dreams and Ecological Nightmares7. Into a World of Darkness8. Humans9. Broken Wheel10. Betrayal and Shame11. What Do You Do with the Darkness?12. Justice and Jesus13. Waiting for a MiracleDiscography