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Progressive Rock and Theology

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In popular music since 1966, the subgenre that has combined rock with elements of jazz, folk, and especially classical music has been known as progressive rock. You know many of the songs and some of the artists and can undoubtedly sing along with at least a few. “Carry on my wayward son…” “Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends…” Bands like Genesis, Yes, Rush, and Jethro Tull. But what does this music have to do with theology? A great deal. Join Professors Frank Felice and James McGrath to find out why particular artists borrowed words and images from Revelation or included a classic hymn in their repertoire, and also how this genre of music engages in spiritual and theological exploration that runs far deeper than the lyrics. Students, staff, and faculty all welcome. No RSVP required.


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