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Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics Description Weaving The Threads Of U2 S Lyrics, Scripture, And Theology Into One Cord, This Book Tracks The Irish Rock Band S Theological Insights And Perspectives Through Their Poetry Along This Lyrical Path We Encounter The Characters Of The Drowning Man, The Wanderer, And The Sojourner Though Seemingly Different, They Are One And The Same, And They Represent Each Of Us If You Re A U2 Fan, A Theologian, Or Both, Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics U2 In Theological Perspective Will Offer A Different Angle Of Popular Culture And Theology Endorsements Vagacs Isn T Imposing A Theological Agenda On A Secular Band Rather, He Is Taking Up The Theological Invitation, Indeed The Theological Challenge, Inherent In The Artistic Vision Of U2 This Book Isn T So Much A Theological Exposition Of The Meaning Of U2 Lyrics As It Is An Entering Into A Conversation With The Band Because There Are Important Matters That Need To Be Discussed, Places Of Darkness That Need Some Light This Book Opens Our Eyes To Light That Is Shining In The Midst Of The Darkness Of A Postmodern World U2 Is Not The Light Of The World Jesus Is Rob Vagacs Joins U2 In Following That Light, Helps That Light To Shine Brighter Through His Theological Engagement With Their Music, And Invites Us To Walk In That Light Brian Walsh, From The Introduction Too Much Christian Writing About U2 Is Hampered By Not Really Being About U2 At All Its Grasp Of The Band S Vision Stops At Citing A Few Obvious Lines From The Big Hits Vagacs Goes Deeper, Inviting Us To An Imaginative Roundtable Where Albums, B Sides, And Live Performances Join Biblical And Contemporary Authors In Conversation On The Great U2 Themes Of Exile, Eschatology, Justice, And Redemption And A Stimulating Conversation It Is Alert To Intertextual Echoes, Always Ready With An Apt Citation, And As Interested In Analyzing The Wanderer S Postmodern Disorientation As In Extolling The Joys To Be Tasted In That Other Place Even Those Who Ve Read Every Word Ever Written About U2 Will Find Some New Ideas Here, And, I Hope, Follow Them Home Beth Maynard Co Editor Of Get Up Off Your Knees Preaching The U2 Catalog Vagacs Manages The Near Impossible He Makes Fun To Ponder Observations No One Else Has Made Before About U2 And Their Death And Resurrection Show He Does It By Allowing The Songs To Comment On Each Other And By Letting Bright Lights Like Walter Brueggemann, Richard Bauckham And Trevor Hart In On The Conversation Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics Is A Lovely Book Angela Pancella Staff Writer, Atu2.com About The Contributor S Robert Vagacs Received His Theological Training At Wycliffe College, University Of Toronto He And His Wife Reside In Waterloo, Ontario.


10 thoughts on “Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics

  1. says:

    I have the same feelings about this book that I have for the movie Million Dollar Hotel that Bono wrote and Wim Wenders directed Great idea Great setup Not so hot with the execution Robert Vagacs is a theological student at the University of Toronto, and a huge U2 fan This is true of his mentor, Brian Walsh as well In the foreword, Walsh narrates his own experience of encountering God at a U2 concert Walsh almost didn t go to the show, as the daughter of close friends lay in a hospital I have the same feelings about this book that I have for the movie Million Dollar Hotel that Bono wrote and Wim Wenders directed Great idea Great setup Not so hot with the execution Robert Vagacs is a theological student at the University of Toronto, and a huge U2 fan This is true of his mentor, Brian Walsh as well In the foreword, Walsh narrates his own experience of...


  2. says:

    Brief but useful theological look at one way of seeing the U2 catalog Wish he could have gotten his permissions in line so he could have quotedextensively from the lyrics Thanks to my son James for gifting me with this fine work.


  3. says:

    Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics provides an exploration of U2 through the theological lens of Walter Brueggeman s idea of how the process of disorientation, orientation, and reorientation proceeds throughout the Bible and the story of God It is an interesting idea for an examination of the work of U2, although it has become fairly common for the band s work to be analyzed with a theological bent, which does detract slightly from the appeal of this particular book which is not the author s Religious Nuts, Political Fanatics provides an exploration of U2 through the theological lens of Walter Brueggeman s idea of how the process of disorientation, orientation, and reorientation proceeds throughout the Bible and the story of God It is an interesting idea for an examination of the work of U2, although it has become fairly common for the band s work to be analyzed with a theological bent, which does detract slightly from the appeal of this particular book which is not the author s fault, of course, but it still does affect the way in which it is received.Author Robert Vagacs seems to have adapted this for publication from a Master s Thesis, so at times it feels a little overly academically oriented The book could have used a littlework in terms of introduction of certain works and framing of the progression of the band in order to guide a non U2 fan through the conversation, as Vagacs himself indicates is a possibility f...


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