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The Theology of Bruce Springsteen: New Course at Rutgers

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 7th annual “Stand Up For Heroes” event at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

It’s deep, man.

A new college course is all about The Boss and his spiritual imagery in song.

Michele Amabile Angermiller writes in the Hollywood Reporter that the course is open to first-year Rutgers students for one credit.

Listed under the Jewish Studies curriculum, the 10-week class will dissect “Springsteen’s reinterpretation of biblical motifs, the possibility of redemption by earthly means (women, cars, music), and his interweaving of secular and sacred elements,” reads a course description.

Springsteen was raised in a Roman Catholic home and biblical themes have always found their way into his music.

In a 2012 interview, he explained that it was his Catholic upbringing rather than political ideology that most influenced his music.

From fampeople.com:

He noted in the interview that his faith had given him a “very active spiritual life,” although he joked that this “made it very difficult sexually.” He added: “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.”

Meanwhile, according to telegraph.co.uk, Springsteen will release a new single, “High Hopes” on Monday, November 25th, and a new album early in 2014.

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