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Listening to Popular Music: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Compass) Paperback – February 1, 2013

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Product Details

  • Series: Compass
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press (February 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800698916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800698911
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,297,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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).

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Brief book by a heavy duty theologian, but readable for the rest of us. Excellent discussion of the music that is a normal, almost un-noticed background in our daily environment. This is an important part of the general culture value system permeates the lives of most Christians in America. The author makes an interesting argument, with plenty of examples, that this popular music can be a lever to promote more Christian behavior.
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