Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan

Restless Pilgrim The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan As a young Jewish musician Bob Dylan faithfully explored the roots of modern American music the spirituals and gospel songs It is not surprising Dylan s words both in his songs and in his interviews

  • Title: Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan
  • Author: Scott Marshall Marcia Ford
  • ISBN: 9780971457621
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a young Jewish musician, Bob Dylan faithfully explored the roots of modern American music the spirituals and gospel songs It is not surprising Dylan s words, both in his songs and in his interviews, have often touched upon biblical themes From his apocalyptic expressions onstage and in the studio, to his unapologetic biblical views that leak out during interviews, theAs a young Jewish musician, Bob Dylan faithfully explored the roots of modern American music the spirituals and gospel songs It is not surprising Dylan s words, both in his songs and in his interviews, have often touched upon biblical themes From his apocalyptic expressions onstage and in the studio, to his unapologetic biblical views that leak out during interviews, the public record of Dylan s spiritual journey makes for a fascinating story A curious icon of popular culture, yet distinct in his Judeo Christian expressions, Bob Dylan doesn t fit neatly into the typical rock n roll mold Who else would have the chutzpah to publicly contribute to Orthodox Jewish communities while publicly singing songs about Jesus crucifixion, resurrection and eventual return Restless Pilgrim The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan wrestles with the seemingly contradictory facts of Dylan s preoccupation with Jesus and his own Jewish heritage, by looking through the lens of this reluctant legend s four decade career.

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    1. "Dylan doesn't fit any of the religious molds that people have created, simply because Dylan's personal expression of faith remains larger than any mold mere men ever could create. Meanwhile, as outside observers continue their effort to pigeonhole him, Bob Dylan continues to sit at the feet of the Master on his personal hillside, listening attentively, questioning respectfully, analyzing thoughtfully."

    2. As a teenager, I became enamored with the music and the man that was Dylan about four years before his blatantly public conversion to Christianity. Some of my friends, fellow Dylan admirers, were among those who abandoned him at this point, unable to watch or accept the seeming transformation of an abstract, brilliantly creative and intelligent mind, into a simple minded, didactic, hyper-rational, juddgemental preacher. I did not share Dylan's beliefs, but I did not find it off-putting, in fact, [...]

    3. This spiritual autobiography of Dylan tries to answer the question, "Is Dylan still a Christian?" The book recounts the vitriolic reactions of fans and critics to Dylan's conversion and the devastating effect it had on sales. There are some great Dylan quotes and information, but stylistically the book is not that interesting.

    4. This book had a few valuable biographical details - about Dylan opening acts with a hymn, personal/family life etc.For a better critique and analysis of his work, see Stephen H. Webb's Dylan Redeemed.

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