Theology and Prince

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Lanham : Lexington Books,, United States, p.1 online resource (xi, 166 pages) (2020)

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Popular music, Religious aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index."Could have sworn it was Judgment Day" : Prince, eschatology, and afterlife / Racheal Harris -- "Dear Mr. Man" : the socially conscious music of Prince as black prophetic fire / Zada Johnson -- "I am something that you'll never comprehend" : a queer theological reading of Purple Rain / Joseph Trullinger -- "Flesh of my flesh" : Prince's theology of eros / Emily McAvan -- Parables from the (animal) kingdom / Will Stockton -- "Dance with the devil" : the paradox of Prince's spooky songs / Stefan Sereda -- Graffiti Bridge : Prince's sacred triumph over the profane / Erica Thompson -- When God appears, everything changes : Prince and Pentecost / Suzanne Castle -- Epilogue : continuing revelations / Jonathan H. Harwell."Theology and Prince explores theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Topics include Prince's ideas of the afterlife; race and social justice activism; eroticism; veganism; spiritual alter egos; a queer listening of the Purple Rain album, and the theology of the Graffiti Bridge film"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 08, 2020).