Rock and roll captured the spirit of religion, prove us otherwise. Join Liel Leibovitz on this Path to find out how rock and roll serves as the life-blood of American culture today with a higher calling.
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Why do you take so much pleasure in rocking out to your favorite song?
For the same reason musicians were next only to the priests in the ancient Jewish temple.
Break on Through to the Other Side
A Broken Hallelujah
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Flip through the Evidence a set of primary sources and inspiring ideas connected to the Idea. With our specialized comments, you'll see how the concepts we shared go beyond platitudes, but rather stem from age old sources of the Hebrew Bible and other significant texts.
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Despite what your grandfather might’ve told you, rock n’ roll was always just trying to capture that good, old-timey religious feeling.
It took rock’s pioneers a while to learn that you just can’t break on through to the other side.
From going big and loud to small and soft, rock spent decades trying to capture the holy spirit
Meanwhile, a few musicians committed themselves to the old tradition embodied by the prophets
Today, we have a blissfully diverse music scene that allows artists many more avenues to explore feelings, ideas, and beliefs
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Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for TabletMagazine and the author of several books, including, most recently, A Broken Hallelujah, a spiritual biography of Leonard Cohen.
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