Festival of Faith & Music

FFM 2009

Calvin College

CALVIN - Minds in the Making

/ Conference

Workshop #4 / Sat, 11.30am

When the Last Days Come: Eschatology and Hope in the Songs of The Mountain Goats
Micah Lott

Over the past two decades, John Darnielle of the The Mountain Goats has crafted a remarkable collection of songs, distinguished by lyrics of high literary quality. One notable feature of Darnielle’s song-writing is his frequent use of eschatological language and imagery. This paper examines the “logic of eschatology” in Darnielle’s song-writing, paying special attention to themes of suffering, justice and hope.


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