Hip-Hop Redemption

Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme is by Ralph Basui Watkins.

Watkins is associate professor of evangelism and church growth at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Hip-Hop Redemption is great. it’s part history lesson of the musical genre. it’s part theology and spirituality. it’s part cultural engagement.

the central question for Watkins in his book is this: “…how is hip-hop redemptive? In this question, I am not trying to redeem hip-hop. Rather, I want to argue that there is something inherently redeeming within hip-hop culture. To this end, I am claiming that there is a power in hip-hop and that it has theological resources.” (from “introduction,” pg. xi).

the journey of the book takes the reader through hip-hop music and culture and some of the most sucecesful hip-hop artists of all time.

Hip-Hop Redemption is a great read for theological reflection and a must read for Christians who are fans of hip-hop music.

“Book has been provided courtesy of BakerAcademic and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerAcademic, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


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