Rutgers University in New Jersey Offering Bruce Springsteen Course
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:27:59
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Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey, is offering a course exploring the theological elements of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics and the songwriter's reinterpretation of biblical stories into the American landscape.
According to a tip from FMQB, Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel said, "The seminar includes lyrics of songs from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., Springsteen's first album, all the way through Wrecking Ball. In some songs, Springsteen engages biblical motifs explicitly, as the titles indicate. For example, 'Adam Raised a Cain,' 'Jesus was an Only Son,' 'In the Belly of the Whale' (referring to Jonah). But concepts with biblical resonance appear throughout his works (the Promised Land, redemption, faith), and it's just a matter of taking the theological overtones seriously."
Rutgers is literally a learning institution in N.J. The Boss is a N.J institution on a whole other level!
Would you take this course?