Tangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture by Michael J. GilmourTangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture by Michael J. Gilmour

Tangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture

byMichael J. Gilmour

Paperback | February 1, 2004

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Bob Dylan has had a profound influence on the shape of modern pop music (folk, rock, blues) and as a modern literary figure. He has also attracted enormous attention from both professional and amateur "interpreters". In this book Gilmour offers a thorough study of Dylan's reading of scriptures. He explores the ways in which Dylan transforms biblical images and concepts when he incorporates them into his literary world; it is an attempt to listen to the echoes of scripture in his published works. Gilmour closely reads Dylan's poems and songs and provides commentaries on several themes found in Dylan's work: the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus; apocalypse, justice and judgement; oppressive religion and religious irony. Through these readings, Gilmour calls attention to the various ways Dylan uses scripture both in an explicit and an implicit manner.
Title:Tangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and ScriptureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.99 × 6.01 × 0.38 inPublished:February 1, 2004Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826416020

ISBN - 13:9780826416025

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¿ "There is an integrity to Bob Dylan's body of work that attracts serious study and admiration, even devotion. Tangled up in the Bible is an expression of Michael Gilmour's devotion to Bob Dylan as a poet and as a performing artist. In its devotion to its subject matter, this book's main strength is as an enthusiastic invitation to this field of pop music and biblical study. Gilmour offers a wealth of biblical references, from the biblical names of characters in Dylan's songs to the outlining of Christian conversion in Dylan's 1979 album Slow Train Coming". -Toronto Journal of Theology ¿