Nick Cave - A Study of Love, Death and Apocalypse - Roland Boer
Roland Boer [+]
Renmin (People's) University of China, Beijing
Roland Boer is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts at Renmin (People's) University of China, Beijing. His most recent books are In the Vale of Tears (2013) and Lenin, Religion, and Theology (2013).
Nick Cave is presented as one of the most original of alternative musicians in the last three decades, from leadership in the punk wave of the late seventies and early eighties to the unique avant-garde movements that followed. The present book deals with key biblical and theological dimensions of Cave’s work, such as the modes in which he engages with the Bible, the total depravity of the worlds invoked in his novels and other written work, the consistent invocation of apocalyptic themes, his restoration of death as a valid dimension of life, the twists on the love song, the role of a sensual and heretical Christ as well as a detailed analysis of his musical forms.