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Celebrity Worship

Paperback|Dec 2019
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Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Celebrity worship is seen as a...


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Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Celebrity worship is seen as a vibrant and interactive discourse of the sacred self in contemporary society. Topics discussed include: Celebrity culture. Celebrity worship and project of the self as the new sacred. Social media and the democratisation of celebrity. Reactions to celebrity death. Celebrities as theologians of the self. Christian celebrity. Using contemporary case studies, such as lifestyle television, the religious vision of Oprah Winfrey and the death of David Bowie, this book is a gripping read for those with an interest in celebrity culture, cultural studies, media studies, religion in the media and the role of religion in society.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 573599
  • Product Code 9781138587090
  • ISBN 1138587095
  • EAN 9781138587090
  • Pages 168
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Dec 2019
  • Dimensions 234 x 156mm
  • Weight 0.322kg

Pete Ward

Pete Ward (PhD., King's College, University of London ) is Lecturer in youth ministry and theological education at King's College, London, and is the author of Youthwork and the Mission of God, Growing Up Evangelical, Worship and Youth Culture, Liquid Church and Youth Culture and the Gospel. He is the co-author of Youthwork and How to Do It, and the editor of The Church Today and Youth Ministry.

  • Introduction
  • 1. Media, Religion And Celebrity
  • 2. Celebrity Religion, And The Sacred Self
  • 3. The Roots And Origins Of Celebrity Culture
  • 4. Celebrity, Lifestyle, And The Self
  • 5. The Presentational Self
  • 6. Celebrity And Religious Change
  • 7. Celebrities As Theologians Of The Self
  • 8. Celebrity Death
  • 9. Evangelical Celebrity Culture.
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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