John Prine and the Gospel
The Questions of Life to Which Faith Is the Answer
H. Newton Malony
The book would include discussion of lyrics from a selection of Prine’s songs paired with an essay suggesting how the human dilemma posed by a given song can be addressed by the promises of the Christian gospel. Using the formula of the late theologian, Paul Tillich, that “life poses the questions to which faith is the answer,” the chapters accompanying the lyrics will sensitively propose a way of living through the pathos of life with the courage of faith.