The Gospel of Bob Dylan

May 22, 2011 in Mainstream Religion, Other Faiths by Webmaster

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Bob Dylan’s religious mystique endures

Bob Dylan’s religious mystique endures For five decades, Robert Allen Zimmerman, who turns 70 on Tuesday (May 24), has shocked, mystified, baffled and intrigued fans with songs rife with biblical references, both…


Through the 1960s, Bob Dylan was hailed as a prophet, first of folk music, then of rock n’ roll—at least by those who forgave him the heresy of having “gone electric.”

But when rock’s best-known Jew famously declared Jesus to be the answer, many fans turned on him.

Some fans gladly embrace the idea of Dylan as a secular prophet, a term vague enough to permit “a semblance of religiosity that does not actually connect the singer to a faith tradition in any way,” Michael J. Gilmour writes in his recent book, “The Gospel According to Bob Dylan.”


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By Ron Csillag



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