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"Preachin' the Blues": The Intersection of Christian and Blues Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Life and Lyrics of Son House

Abstract This thesis discusses the intersection of Christian and Blues exegesis and hermeneutics in the life and lyrics of Eddie "Son" House, a Baptist and Methodist preacher and Blues singer who was born in Lyon, Mississippi. It is intended as a biographical case study that highlights and explores the complex and multifaceted relationship between Black Protestant Preaching and Blues Singing/Preaching. In doing so, it critically appropriates Religious Studies theoretical and methodological considerations, orientations, and insights--particularly those from Charles Long and Paul Ricoeur--to examine the life, artistry, ministry, and lyrics of House in light of his expressed religious orientations and dual, often conflicting roles as a Christ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Broyles, Michael Anthony Louis (Author) / Moore, Moses (Advisor) / Ali, Souad (Committee member) / Anderson, Lisa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / Religious history / African American studies / African American / Black Church / Blues / Exegesis / Hermeneutics / Son House
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 117 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Religious Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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