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Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music Paperback – Jul 1 2002

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Wonderful book, great read! March 18 2014
By Sarah Janfeshan - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is required reading for a Religion class I am currently in & its truly a gem. Great for music, history, and philosophy lovers. This book has a permanent spot on my book shelf for life!
Worth Reading Aug. 6 2012
By Jendmt - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was required to read the book for a course I was taking. It was one of the most interesting books by far! It contains philosophical depth and is easy to read.
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Excellent for Music, Sociology & Religions students!!! March 8 2006
By Amanda Hartley-laborde - Published on
Format: Paperback
We read selections of this book in my Religion & Popular Culture class. It was excellent. The author carries the theme of African music and it's influence on the rest of our modern music through the whole book and I dig that. It's time all people realized the positive impact our African brothers and sisters have had on music and spirituality. Rap & Hip Hop aren't all about gang violence, and Rave culture isn't all about drugs. This book explores how people relate to music as more than just a good time, but as religion. Music shapes so much of our world today and there is so much negative feedback about the subcultures Sylvan writes about in this book, it's awesome to see new, positive light shed on them .
Five Stars July 17 2014
By Beatrise F. Mason - Published on
Format: Paperback
Thank you.