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music | Bruce Springsteen | Civil Religion

Springsteen’s Promised Land (It’s Not What You Think)

Bruce Springsteen, a self-professed “lapsed” Roman Catholic whose spirituality draws heavily upon his upbringing, has crafted a career-long message: we, as individuals and as a nation, can transcend trauma.  Netflix gave us an enormous gift recent...

March 28, 2019

Bruce Springsteen | music | pop culture | Roman Catholicism

Finding Evidence: Bruce Springsteen's Procession from Religion to Faith

Editor's Note: This is the fifth issue in our continuing series of essays on religion and popular music. For the previous installments, see "The Broken Grace of Leonard Cohen" by Paul DeCamp; "Being Hip-Hop, Being Job, and Being" by Julian "J.Kwest" ...

July 20, 2017