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New academic book, "Theology and Prince," coming in December

Prince was a spiritual and musical enigma who sought to transcend race and gender through his words, music, and fashion. Raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist and later going door-to-door as a Jehovah’s Witness, he expressed his faith overtly and allegorically, erotically and poetically. Theology and Prince is an edited collection on theology and the life, music, and films of Prince Rogers Nelson. Written for academics yet accessible for the layperson, this book explores Prince’s ideas of the afterlife; race and social justice activism; eroticism; veganism; spiritual alter egos (with a deep dive into the dark character of “Spooky Electric”); a queer listening of the Purple Rain album; the theology of the Graffiti Bridge film (featuring interviews with co-star Ingrid Chavez and other collaborators), and a story from Texas of a Christian worship service designed around Prince’s music in the wake of his passing. Those interested in theology and popular culture; scholars of social justice, racial identity, LGBTQ+ studies, and gender studies; as well as Prince “fams” will find new ways of viewing Prince’s old and new works.

Hardcover $90 E-Book $85

Pre-order here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9...1ULaJ_2Ws#

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Reply #1 posted 09/06/19 5:47pm

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$90 for 194 pages? Girl, bye.

PS I'm publishing a similar article (a mere 12K words) on Prince's jump into religion on January 1, 2000 when he published "One Song". I break down the monologue at the beginning of the song, and explore Prince's thought-process. And it'll be free.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #2 posted 09/06/19 5:56pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

$90 for 194 pages? Girl, bye.

PS I'm publishing a similar article (a mere 12K words) on Prince's jump into religion on January 1, 2000 when he published "One Song". I break down the monologue at the beginning of the song, and explore Prince's thought-process. And it'll be free.


I'd like to read your article.

Yeah, the book's price is too steep for me. May try to check it out via my local library.

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Reply #3 posted 09/06/19 9:05pm

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Hi. What do u mean P's "jump into religion, in 2000 with the song One Si)ong? I trust that u are aware of the myriad and complex ways he explored such themes prior, just asking. This is my favorite part of his music, and psyche, glad to see it get some critical analysis
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Reply #4 posted 09/07/19 9:49am

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datdude said:

Hi. What do u mean P's "jump into religion, in 2000 with the song One Si)ong? I trust that u are aware of the myriad and complex ways he explored such themes prior, just asking. This is my favorite part of his music, and psyche, glad to see it get some critical analysis


WHen the article comes out, you shall know all. wink

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Reply #5 posted 09/10/19 7:48am

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No thanks.

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Reply #6 posted 09/10/19 3:26pm

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what is "a queer listening of the purple rain album" ????

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Reply #7 posted 09/10/19 4:14pm

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jfenster said:

what is "a queer listening of the purple rain album" ????


They're probably going to beat to death the girls chatting at the beginning of "Computer Blue."

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Reply #8 posted 09/11/19 9:26am

Vannormal

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uhm what?

sex?

no?

uhm

wassup

wtf

nah

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