U2 and the Religious Impulse: Take Me Higher

U2 and the Religious Impulse: Take Me Higher

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ISBN-13: 9781501332395
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Scott Calhoun is Professor of English at Cedarville University, USA. He created and directs the U2 Conference and Studies Network. He is a curator for U2: Made in Dublin at The Little Museum of Dublin, and has edited two volumes of scholarly writing about U2. He's been a staff writer since 2004 for @U2, for which he has written numerous articles and interviews about U2.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: U2's Sacrament of Sound (Scott Calhoun, Cedarville University, USA)
Part One: “Meet Me In The Sound”
1. "Edge, Ring Those Bells": The Guitar and Its Spiritual Soundscapes in Early U2 (Henrik Marstal, Danish Institute of Popular Music/Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Denmark)
2. “Looking to Fill That God-Shaped Hole”: The Evolution of U2's Spiritually Evocative Musical Gestures (Christopher Endrinal, Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music and the Arts, USA)
3. Divine Moves: Pneumatology as Passionate Participation in U2's “Mysterious Ways” (Steve Taylor, Flinders University, Australia)
Part Two: “Lift Me Out of These Blues”
4. “Hold On To Love”: U2's Bespoke Exorcism of the 1960s (Nicola Allen, The University of Wolverhampton, UK and Gerald Carlin, The University of Wolverhampton, UK)
5. Sarajevo and the PopMart Lemon: The Fractured Form and Function of U2's Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death (Richard S. Briggs, University of Durham, UK)
6. “You Carried the Cross of My Shame”: From Crippling Stigma to Infectious Joy in the Songs of U2 (Mark Meynell, Langham Partnership, UK)
Part Three: “Escape Yourself, And Gravity”
7. The Technological Reach for the Sublime on U2's 360° Tour (Kimi Kärki, University of Turku, Finland)
8. The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2 (Brenda Gardenour Walter, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, USA)
9. “In God's Country”: Spatial Sacredness in U2 (Michael R. MacLeod, St. Mary's University, Canada and Timothy Harvie, St. Mary's University, Canada)
Part Four: “You Give Me Something I Can Feel”
10. “You Don't See Me But You Will": Jewish Thought and U2 (Naomi Dinnen, Independent Scholar, Australia)
11. “Like Faith Needs a Doubt”: U2 and the Theist / Non-Theist Dialogue (Angela Pancella, Independent Scholar, USA)
12. Finding What They're Looking For: Evangelical Teen Fans and Their Desire for U2 to be a Christian Band (Neil R. Coulter, Center for Excellence in World Arts, USA)
13. U2 and the Art of Being Human (Mark Peters, Trinity Christian College, USA)
References
Index

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