1st Edition

Knockin' on Heaven's Door The Bible and Popular Culture

By Roland Boer Copyright 1999

    Knockin' On Heaven's Door offers a critically sophisticated and truly interdisciplinary analysis of the relationship between biblical studies and contemporary culture.
    Specific biblical texts are examined in the light of cultural criticism and areas of popular culture including pornography, heavy metal music and McDonald's hamburgers in the light of biblical criticism.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Queer Heroes; Chapter 2 Cows with Guns:; Chapter 3 Night Sprinkle(s); Chapter 4 Stolen Water is Sweeter, Stolen Bread Tastes Better; Chapter 5 Ezekiel’s Axl, or, Anarchism and Ecstasy; Chapter 6 Pawing through Garbage; Chapter 7 Graves of Craving;


    Roland Boer lectures in Hebrew Bible at the United Theological College, Sydney, Australia. His previous publications include Jameson and Jeroboam (1996) and Novel Histories: The Fiction of Biblical Criticism (1997).