THE THEOLOGIES OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MARCH 23

by Joshua Mauldin

Author Azzan Yadin-Israel in Conversation with William Storrar

March 23, 7:00 p.m.
Luce Hall, Center of Theological Inquiry 
50 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ

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Since the release of his first album almost half a century ago, Bruce Springsteen’s music has held a special place in the hearts and souls of millions of fans the world over. He has won several Grammy awards, an Oscar, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, without losing touch with his roots. To this day, he continues to perform marathon concerts before sold-out stadiums. But even after decades in the spotlight, one aspect of Springsteen’s music remains largely unexplored: the biblical and theological motifs he weaves into his lyrics. As Azzan Yadin-Israel shows in his book Springsteen engages these themes throughout his career, with remarkable depth and sensitivity.

This special program is presented in partnership with the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton Public Library, and Morven Museum & Garden in conjunction with Morven‘s current exhibition Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, curated by The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition is on view through May 21.