The path to heaven is Thunder Road. Azzan Yadin-Israel, a professor in theology, will offer a one-semester course on the music of Bruce Springsteen next year at Rutgers. Of course it's at Rutgers.
Yadin-Israel, who normally teaches classes on early rabbinic literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Jewish mysticism, told Rutgers Today that he's switching his focus to the Boss because his lyrics are underpinned with theological stories. And because "Born to Run" KICKS ASS.