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Bibil Identifier bibil:221161
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Biblical Man in Black
Title (English, ) Paul in Johnny Cash/Johnny Cash in Paul
Author Twomey, Jay
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 223-252 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Johnny Cash was well known as a singer and songwriter, of course, but he also wrote a historical novel about Paul. This paper takes that novel, and the biblical studies research Cash drew upon in writing it, as a point of departure for a reading of Cash's music as evidence of the singer-turned-novelist's lyrical Paulinism. It surveys some available reception methodologies, especially those relevant to a study of the Bible in popular music, and then explores Cash's lyrical oeuvre for actual quotations from, or even potential traces or echoes of, Paul. Toward the end the paper 'reverses the hermeneutical flow' by reading Paul in terms of Cash's early hit "I Walk the Line."
DOI 10.1163/156851511x557361
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Music
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Paul
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