Dylan received a lot of criticism for his Christian period. Here, we look at “Saving Grace” from a spiritual perspective – a song released in 1980 on side two of “Saved”, the second album of the so-called “Christian Trilogy”. Its predecessor was “Slow Train Coming” in 1979, its successor “Shot of Love” in 1981.
Here’s the video with our suggestion for an interpretation:
Some aspects covered in the video:
- Escaping death
- Mystical death (of the ego)
- Love and Light – but at which level of being?
- Peace as an authentic State of Being
- Different ways of reading the Bible
Keen to read about your views about this Dylan song – let me know!
For those you enjoy reading in German, there’s also a German blog post about Saving Grace.