Is God Funky or What?: Black Biblical Culture and Contemporary Popular Music

Is God Funky or What?: Black Biblical Culture and Contemporary Popular Music

by Theodore W. Burgh

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Overview

Is God Funky or What?: Black Biblical Culture and Contemporary Popular Music complicates the traditional categories of sacred and secular by exposing religious rhetoric of contemporary popular black music and revealing a biblical-based spirituality that forms the cultural context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433149498
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2018
Series: Black Studies and Critical Thinking Series , #111
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Theodore W. Burgh is a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has a BA in music from Hampton University, MA in religious studies from Howard University, and MA and PhD in Near Eastern studies from the University of Arizona. His first book, Listening to the Artifacts, received the Klaus P. Wachsmann Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Blues - Jazz - R&B/Soul - Funk - Hip Hop - Gospel - The Extensions - Epilogue - Index.

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