I want to teach this course! Azzan Yadin-Israel is teaching a course at Rutgers on the theological roots of Bruce Springsteen's music. Here is a taste of a recent interview with Dr. Yadin-Israel:
Rutgers Today: Is there one dominant theological philosophy running through the Springsteen lyrics you’ve analyzed? Which biblical stories does he link to?
Azzan Yadin-Israel: Interestingly, Springsteen refers more often to the stories of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) than the New Testament. On a literary level, Springsteen often recasts biblical figures and stories into the American