Sex, Friends and Emotional Highs: Religion and Theology Encounter Popular Music

April 29, 2013 - May 1, 2013
Flintshire CH5 3DF


Monday 29th April – Wednesday 1st May, 2013

Based on their recent book Personal Jesus: How Popular Music Shapes Our Souls, Clive Marsh and Vaughan S. Roberts  will invite participants to take a critical look at the role popular music plays in contemporary UK life. Using material from their own research amongst music fans, they will show how embodiment, connectedness and the quest for ‘uplift’ all play a crucial role for those who engage with music in a committed way. They pose the question whether there is a value, or a necessity, to offer a theological or religious interpretation of such activity. Who best defines ‘what’s going on’ when listeners are moved by music? But what, if anything, has the raucousness of Lady Gaga to do with the solemnity of Bach, or Parental Advisory lyrics with a sung liturgy? All participants are invited to bring questions to pose, music to play and insights to offer.

  • Fully Inclusive Price: £170 – £190 residential / £110 non residential.
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