- Paperback: 217 pages
- Publisher: Brazos Press (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587432536
- ISBN-13: 978-1587432538
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination Paperback – 2011
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Think of your favourite (favorite for my American brethren) musical artists. Now think of the first time you ever listened to your favourite artist. For many of us, that first moment was a virtual explosion of emotion and nerve-tingling excitement.
Brian Walsh's chronicles of Cockburn's musical journey provides a window into those nerve-tingling experiences. Dr. Walsh describes Cockburn as a modern-day theologian (we need more of them!), and Bruce's lyrics provide the bridge between us, and God.
Dr. Walsh didn't write this book over a summer holiday. It took him years to compile, journal, reflect, and gather insights into what Cockburn was attempting to show us, through his artistic gifts.
If you're a long-time Cockburn fan, this is a book that will help you dig deeper into the true meaning of Cockburn's music. If you haven't (yet) experienced Bruce Cockburn and his four decades of musical blessings, this book should wet your appetite.
Walsh, to be sure, is a man who is passionate about the topics that he presents in this book (Cockburn, a particular epistemological perspective of Christianity, and how art as expressed through an "unrestricted imagination" can act as a sometimes prophetic glimpse into something greater and more true). While he uses Cockburn's art and lyrics as a springboard his primary concern is that of expressing and exploring a particular Christian worldview that he has found embedded in Cockburn's work.Read more ›
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What a great addition to the growing library of music and spirituality. "Christian imagination" is under-explored and under-appreciated. Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by George V. Hudgins III
If you are familiar with Bruce Cockburn , and Religion , this can be a very strong read! It's been very benificial in my "re-learning" experience ! Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Gregory C. Ward
Walsh does a credible job of cataloging Cockburn's music through the decades, but overall it's basically a music review of the singer's albums. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Joel Holtz
A friend of mine once said that there is no such thing as 'Christian music' or 'non-Christian music.' Instead, there is only 'good' or 'bad' music. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Dr Conrade Yap