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Author Walsh, Brian J., 1953-
Title Kicking at the darkness : Bruce Cockburn and the Christian imagination / Brian J. Walsh.
Imprint Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, c2011.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  ML420.C6116 W35 2011    AVAILABLE


Call # ML420.C6116 W35 2011
Phys. Description 217 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references, discography (p. 191-192), and indexes.
Contents God, friendship, and art -- Ecstatic wonderings and dangerous kicking: imagination and method -- Cockburn's windows: getting a big picture -- Creation dream -- At home in the darkness, but hungry for dawn -- Creation dreams and ecological nightmares -- Into a world of dancers -- Humans -- Broken wheel -- Betrayal and shame -- What do you do with darkness? -- Justice and Jesus -- Waiting for a miracle.
Summary "For forty years, singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn has been writing beautifully evocative music. Bestselling author and respected theologian Brian Walsh has followed Cockburn's work for years and has written and spoken often on his art. In this creative theological and cultural engagement, Walsh reveals the imaginative depth and uncompromising honesty of the artist's Christian spirituality. Cockburn offers hope in the midst of doubt, struggle, failure, and anger; indeed, the sentiment of 'kicking at the darkness' is at the heart of his spirituality. This book engages the rich imagery of Cockburn's lyrics as a catalyst for shaping and igniting a renewed Christian imagination" -- Publisher description.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject Cockburn, Bruce -- Criticism and interpretation.
Popular music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 9781587432538 (pbk.)
1587432536 (pbk.)