• > Home
  • > News
  • > Rutgers University in New Jersey Offering Bruce Springsteen Course
  • Rutgers University in New Jersey Offering Bruce Springsteen Course

    Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:27:59

    Rutgers University in New Jersey Offering Bruce Springsteen Course - They are both New Jersey institutions -- literally

    Bruce Springsteen Photos

    • Bruce Springsteen - NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruce Springsteen acting debut on the set of 'Lilyhammer' on September 4, 2014 in New York City.
    • Bruce Springsteen - NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Producer Anders Tangen, Tony Sirico, Bruce Springsteen, Maureen Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt and Michael Badalucco on the set of 'Lilyhammer' on September 4, 2014 in New York City.
    • Bruce Springsteen - NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruce Springsteen acting debut on the set of 'Lilyhammer' on September 4, 2014 in New York City.

    more bruce springsteen photos »

    Bruce Springsteen Videos

    • Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection (teaser)
    • Bruce Springsteen - If I Should Fall Behind

    more bruce springsteen videos »

    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?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    11.27.13



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Bruce Springsteen

    Tags: Bruce Springsteen

    Featured News

    Featured Links