In Listening to Popular Music, Don Compier turns out a masterful conversation between popular culture music of our time and the mainstream Western theological tradition The result is an immensely readable foray into beats and steps, alongside the Word and words of crooners theological and musical, offering a mellifluous riff at the crossroads between popular creativity and venerable tradition. --James Perkinson, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, Michigan
About the Author
Don H. Compier is dean and professor of theology at Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University, Independence, Missouri. His books include John Calvin's Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin (2001), What Is Rhetorical Theology? Textual Practice and Public Discourse (1999), and Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Reading of Classical Theologians, co-edited with Kwok Pui Lan and Joerg Rieger (Fortress Press, 2007).