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Posted on 5 May 2014 Gavin Glenn

How Popular Music
Shapes Our Souls

Pop music is now an ever-present force shaping citizens in the West. Even at funerals, it is often requested over hymns. But how does popular music work, and what roles does it play for listeners who engage it?

Person Jesus explores the theological significance of the ways pop music is listened to and used today. Popular music is used by religious and nonreligious people alike to make meaning, enabling us to explore human concerns about embodiment, create communities, and tap into transcendence. The authors assess what is happening to Christian faith and theology as a result and explore practical implications for the church, the academy, and daily musical listening.

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