Holiness and hedonism. Lonesomeness and community. Tradition and progress. Highly regarded commentator on Christianity and popular culture Rodney Clapp argues that these great tensions form the bedrock of American history and our current culture. Utilizing the life and music of Johnny Cash to illustrate these and other American contradictions, he probes these phenomena with sharp theological questions--seeking the language and knowledge that will enable us to reach across political and cultural divides and encourage a more graceful and constructive negotiation of current contradictions.
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Review 1 for Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation
This is a unique and well researched book.
Date:March 8, 2013
The author, Mr. Clapp has completed extensive research on the history and roots of country music, Johnny Cash and the South. He guides the reader to very interesting arguments about how Johnny Cash and his music represent some of the contradictions that are part of being an American in the 21st century. Highly recommended, an excellent book!