In the recent edition of my column at Nomos Journal, I consider the theologico-political dynamics of fame by looking at depictions of Jesus Christ in a couple musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar and a musical currently in development, Spears: The Gospel According to Britney. If faith is a matter of ultimate concern (Paul Tillich’s well-knownContinue reading “The Dynamics of Fame”
I recently started writing a column on religion and popular music (“Sounding Sacred“) for Nomos Journal, an online journal covering multiple approaches to the study of religion and popular culture. My first piece went up a few days ago. It introduces “two, too loud pops” into religion: 1) the pop expressing the loud, noisy, sonorousContinue reading “Sounding Sacred: Religion and Popular Music”
For about a year, I’ve been slowly developing a pop analysis (Deleuze and Guattari) of the music of Tool, particularly with reference to Nietzsche’s hope for a Dionysian future of music. The good people at Nomos Journal have published a short piece I wrote on that topic (thanks, Seth). You can find it HERE.