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No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism

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In this cultural history of evangelical Christianity and popular music, David Stowe demonstrates how mainstream rock of the 1960s and 1970s has influenced conservative evangelical Christianity through the development of Christian pop music. The chart-topping, spiritually inflected music created a space in popular culture for talk of Jesus, God, and Christianity, thus ...more
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published April 25th 2011 by University of North Carolina Press
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Nora
Apr 24, 2012 Nora rated it it was ok
The book is very focused on the people who were a part of the movement rather than the music. In some places I felt like I was reading a role call of artists who sang about their Christianity rather than a reasoned consideration of why Christian pop music became accepted. I feel that Stowe presented Christian pop as this break with traditional Christian music, and I don't see why it happened this way from his work.

I also think that there's a difference between pop, rock and gospel that isn't cl
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Jul 03, 2011 Rebekah H. rated it liked it
Interesting, but it meandered quite a bit. The best chapters were of historical nature. The subject is a fascinating one, and it was great to see a book written on it.
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