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Introduction: U2’s Sacrament of Sound

Scott Calhoun

Scott Calhoun is Professor of English at Cedarville University, USA. He created and directs the U2 Conference and Studies Network. He is a curator for U2: Made in Dublin at The Little Museum of Dublin, and has edited two volumes of scholarly writing about U2. He’s been a staff writer since 2004 for @U2, for which he has written numerous articles and interviews about U2. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...When listening to U2 fans talk about being U2 fans and what their fandom means to them, when I hear them express their reasons, their expectations and their experiences with U2’s music, what I hear from all fans, no matter...

“Like Faith Needs a Doubt”: U2 and the Theist/Nontheist Dialogue

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...An increasing number of people, particularly in the West, are identifying as agnostic, atheist, or humanist; they have a nontheistic worldview. As the culture becomes more diverse, there is a need for models of engagement where friendship...

“Edge, Ring Those Bells”: The Guitar and Its Spiritual Soundscapes in Early U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... guitar chimes” (Calhoun 2012, 241).It is beyond the scope of this chapter to do a decidedly campanological study of this technique, even though it would undoubtedly contribute to shedding light on the matter.Throughout Virginia Woolf’s novel...

“Hold On To Love”: U2’s Bespoke Exorcism of the 1960s

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...When U2 opened their seventh album Rattle and Hum (1988) by “claiming back” “Helter Skelter,” from Charles Manson they were simultaneously paying homage to popular music and insisting upon the credo which such music carries despite...

“In God’s Country”: Spatial Sacredness in U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...U2 has understood the development of their songwriting as being most poignant when something sacred occurs. Similarly, fans of their music often refer to a U2 concert in spiritual terms, where an average stadium is turned into a sacred...

“You Carried the Cross of My Shame”: From Crippling Stigma to Infectious Joy in the Songs of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... sees another person, he becomes terrified of that person’s scrutiny. In Scott Sauls’s helpful précis, “vague feelings of shame, anxiety, and desperation overcome him.” When he realizes that it is only a mannequin after all, “the feeling...

“You Don’t See Me But You Will”: Jewish Thought and U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... profane or “destroy” the name. In spoken or written text, including prayer, the names most commonly used are “Hashem,” “Adonai,” or “Elohim.” Eugene Peterson in conversation with Scott Calhoun proposed that Orthodox Jews might be offended...

The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... for the reception of God, waiting in hope for the future and acting through love in the present.On a hopeful future, see Calhoun (2012, 24–59). On the call to act ethically in the present, see Keuss and Koenig (2012). In the words of Bono, “It feels like...
...U2’s PopMart tour reached Sarajevo in September 1997, delivering on their promise to play in the war-torn city that featured in ZooTV’s live links in 1993. This article starts by describing the context of U2’s involvement in the Balkan...

The Technological Reach for the Sublime on U2’s 360° Tour

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Stadium rock performances are excellent examples of audiovisual “Gesamtkunstwerk,” a unified work of art, in which the audiovisual elements are in constant interaction. This phenomenon can be looked at from a variety of perspectives...