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Trevor Lawrence and three Southern Religion Stories

Postby Stephen Fox » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:17 am

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I'm ready to read this book, eager as Paul Harvey had a lecture series at Mercer 2008 that concluded the night Obama was inaugurated. He celebrated with Mercer President Underwood, a force in President Carter's Baptist Covenant initiative.

Trevor Lawrence is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week and the story talks about his Brother Shane's influence on his christian pilgrimage. Some voices in Clemson community are suggesting Trevor will be subject to Tim Tebow world of attack for his beliefs. But I see Trevor as something different from the World of Tebow and Jerry Vines and Tebow's Eagle Forum Momma.

Gonna be interesting to see how that plays out. Trevor has more of the potential of Johnny Cash, than Tebow and his Momma are capable of. Read the review and it will make sense. Get the book for your local library.
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Excerpt from Harvey's Three Stories

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:36 am

I got my hands on the book. It's a jewel. The Baptist Covenant and top staff of both the CBF and The Alliance are disappointing us if they don't master this brief lecture series before this summer's convocations.

Levon Helm, Davidson's Frank Price; Three Stories in Southern Religion. An Excerpt
From the 19th century to the present, Southern musicians and those inspired by southern forms of music drew from biblical apocalyptic imagery, angry prophesy, gentle reasurrances, and archetypical character struggles. The potent combination of the biblically poetic, set within a literalist scriptural undersatanding and juxtaposed to a violent and inequitable social and economic system, collectively created the tensions that empowered the most memorably explosive music of American popular culture.

Southern visual and oral vernacular artists inspired musical renderings of biblical texts, which took their meanings far outside the confines of the readings sanctioned by the southern denominations. The tensions contained within the culture, expressed through music, helped to vault southern performers such as Cash and Rosetta Tharpe to stardom and created characters songs memorably voiced by creative artists such as Levon Helm. And sometimes, as in the case of Cash, those tensions and ambitions drove addictions that could destroy lives. At the same time the music also provided one means of the coming southern cultural and political revolution.

The list of southern performers with religious backgrounds or connections who fed the globalization of southern sounds could go on......The sounds of the South became a part of the soundtrack of the globe in ways few could have imagined in an earlier era, whn the region seemed to be a hopeless backwater. With regards to cultural production, no place could be seen as more important. In the twentieth century Southerners shaped the soundtrack of the Globe.
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