Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics have always been peppered with spiritual imagery, be it the nuns in "Vatican Halls... screaming immaculate conception” or his referencing those looking for a "reason to believe." Springsteen, who was born in a Roman Catholic household, has explored themes of faith, redemption, and uses biblical themes often in his music.
Now, a professor at New Jersey's Rutgers University is exploring the theological context of Springsteen's songs.
The course "Bruce Springsteen’s Theology" is open to first-year Rutgers students for one credit. It will explore the themes of the Freehold, NJ native's music from his first album,Greetings From Asbury Park, all the way up to his current latest release, "Wrecking Ball."