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September 8th, 2005

MUST ATTEND CLASS @ 01:15 pm

zoostation:
I'm currently hearin: No Doubt

Courtesy of karlaane:

Williams College will be offering in its winter term a poli-sci cource called "The Gospel According to U2" (PSCI 11.) This may be the first course on the band's theological significance at a non-Christian institution. You guys'll just have to scroll down to the P's on the main site if you want to read the whole course description. Here's an excerpt:

We will also read serious theological and philosophical tracts on U2 lyrics and explore the band's complicated interweaving of faith, sexuality, grace, fame, doubt, justice, and the meaning of America in a way which makes them a surprisingly popular and poignant spiritual voice in our superficial and materialistic age.... How does a band which quotes psalms at the Super Bowl and routinely stirs millions at its concerts to chant an Old Testament lament ("how long? how long?") get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ...Is U2 following the Church, leading it or rivaling it? How far can you go with a red guitar, three chords and the truth?

- From http://u2sermons.blogspot.com/
 
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From:eeviolet
Date:September 8th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
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holy shit! that is amazing! i wish i could take it!
From:xxradiohead
Date:September 8th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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i want to take it.
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From:slfcllednowhere
Date:September 8th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Mannnn. Stupid Williams didn't accept me when I applied, though.
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From:hbpen
Date:September 8th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I totally wish I could take that!!

(I'm going to repost this to U2Christians.)
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From:specialcamper
Date:September 8th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Amazing. Simply amazing.
From:echo0001
Date:September 9th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
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I wish I could take that course. Or at least get a hold of some of the reading material.
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From:zoostation
Date:September 9th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I think there's a book by the same name.
From:striped_bouncer
Date:September 9th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I seriously would like to take that course. Must be very interesting, discussing the thoughts all of us had on one song or the other in a group. *sigh* Sad enough I haven't seen anything like this on a university around here :-/
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From:carobanano
Date:September 9th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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It's amazed me that, considering there are college courses on Li'l Kim and Drew Barrymore, there hasn't been anything on U2 (until now). You could study them from a literary, political, or religious viewpoint. Dammit, why doesn't Cornell have anything like this?

*transfers to Williams*

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