You've Got to Have a Dream: The Message of the Musical

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Westminster John Knox Press, 01.01.2005 - 244 Seiten

Arguing that the musical is the "most ubiquitous and dominant cultural icon of our day," scholar Ian Bradley unpacks the theological significance of the musical. Bradley believes that musicals provide for many people "an experience which can genuinely be described as religious as well as entertaining." In addition, he offers his thoughts on what the popularity of the musical might mean for the future of the church.

 

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Acknowledgements
99
Introduction
141
Til you find your dream the golden age of Broadway 62
162
To dream the impossible dream the rhythm of life
90
Any dream will do the biblical superstars of the 1970s 108
108
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed Les Misérables 145
145
Dreams dont die musicals of the last 25 years 169
169
Catching Gods dream the message for the Church
199
Notes 232
6
Sources and acknowledgements 241
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Ian Bradley is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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