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'I believe in damnation and salvation': Bob Dylan once again discusses religion

by Marcus Jones

Renowned singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has spoken of how his faith impacts his life.

In a rare interview, the 81-year-old answered the Wall Street Journal's '20 odd questions'.

When asked about how he relaxes, he said: "I’m a religious person. I read the scriptures a lot, meditate and pray, light candles in church.

"I believe in damnation and salvation, as well as predestination. The Five Books of Moses, Pauline Epistles, Invocation of the Saints, all of it."

Later in the interview, when asked about what style of music was his first love, he said: "Sacred music, church music, ensemble singing."

Dylan had a very public conversion to Christianity in the 1970s after being raised Jewish.

He would later make gospel music and speak openly about the impact his faith had on his life.

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