Festival of Faith & Music

FFM 2009

Calvin College

CALVIN - Minds in the Making

/ Conference

Workshop #1 / Fri, Noon

I Bes Troubled: Blues Music & The Human Condition
Stephen J. Nichols

Blues music, with one foot in the church and the world of the African American spirituals and another foot in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, exhibits a profound theological interpretation of life. The music of Muddy Waters, Charley Patton and Robert Johnson all has something to teach theologians. Their experiences made them keenly aware of life under the curse. Their craft provided the means for expressing it.


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