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Monday, January 14, 2008

First Things first

Steve Catanzarite's 33 1/3 on U2's Achtung Baby got a nice write up at First Things. You can read the full review here.

"When was the last time you read a book on rock ‘n’ roll that had a bibliography with St. Augustine (City of God and the Confessions), J. Budziszewski, Peter Kreeft, Thomas Merton, Fulton Sheen (3 books), Richard John Neuhaus, and George Weigel?

If you don’t already know about the Christianity present in U2, or have never heard Achtung Baby, find a copy and listen to it. And if you are interested in a thoughtful engagement by a Catholic with the best of modern rock, you might like Achtung Baby: Meditations on Love in the Shadow of the Fall."


Anonymous said...

Catanzarite must be a neocon/theocon.

Anonymous said...

yeah, thomas merton is a HUGE influence on neocons.


SCribe said...

Actually, I am a Meocon.