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Religion and Popular Culture in America

Bruce David Forbes (Ed)

Religion and Popular Culture in America

Bruce David Forbes (Ed)

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The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine inThe Da Vinci Codeto Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this book offers fascinating insights into what popular culture reveals about the nature of American religion today. Revised throughout, this new edition features three new essays--including a fascinating look at the role of women in apocalyptic fiction such as theLeft Behindseries--and editor Bruce David Forbes has written a new introduction. In addition to the new textual material, each chapter concludes with a set of suggested discussion questions.

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About "Religion and Popular Culture in America"

The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine inThe Da Vinci Codeto Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this book offers fascinating insights into what popular culture reveals about the nature of American religion today. Revised throughout, this new edition features three new essays--including a fascinating look at the role of women in apocalyptic fiction such as theLeft Behindseries--and editor Bruce David Forbes has written a new introduction. In addition to the new textual material, each chapter concludes with a set of suggested discussion questions.
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Bruce David Forbes (Ed)

Bruce David Forbes is Professor of Religious Studies at MornBruce David Forbes is Professor of Religious Studies at MornBruce David Forbes is Professor of Religious Studies at MornBruce David Forbes is Professor of Religious Studies at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Jeffrey H. Mahan is Acaingside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Jeffrey H. Mahan is Acaingside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Jeffrey H. Mahan is Acaingside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Jeffrey H. Mahan is Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at the Iliff Scdemic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at the Iliff Sc

Table Of Contents

  • Preface To The 2005 Edition Preface To The First Edition Introduction: Finding Religion In Unexpected Places Bruce David Forbes Part I. Religion In Popular Culture 1. The Oriental Monk In American Popular Culture Jane Naomi Iwamura 2. Consecrating Consumer Culture: Christmas Television Specials Robert J. Thompson 3. Re-mythologizing The Divine Feminine In The Da Vinci Code And The Secret Life Of Bees Jennie S. Knight 4. Like A Sermon: Popular Religion In Madonna Videos Mark D. Hulsether Part Ii. Popular Culture In Religion 5. Evangelicals And Popular Music: The Contemporary Christian Music Industry William D. Romanowski 6. The Internet, Religion And Community Greg Peterson 7. The Cross At Willow Creek: Seeker Religion And The Contemporary Marketplace Stewart M. Hoover Part Iii. Popular Culture As Religion 8. It's About Faith In Our Future: Star Trek Fandom As Cultural Religion Michael Jindra 9. Losing Their Way To Salvation: Women, Weight Loss, And The Salvation Myth Of Culture Lite Michelle M. Lelwica 10. An American Apotheosis: Sports As Popular Religion Joseph L. Price 11. The Church Of Baseball, The Fetish Of Coca-cola, And The Potlach Of Rock 'n' Roll David Chidester Part Iv. Religion And Popular Culture In Dialogue 12. The Disguise Of Vengeance In Pale Rider Robert Jewett 13. Rap Music And Its Message: On Interpreting The Contact Between Religion And Popular Culture Anthony Pinn 14. The Gender Dynamics Of The Left Behind Series Amy Johnson Frykholm Conclusion: Establishing A Dialogue About Relgion And Popular Culture Jeffrey H. Mahan Contributors Selected Bibliography Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 271606
  • Product Code 9780520246898
  • ISBN 0520246896
  • EAN 9780520246898
  • Pages 326
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher University Of California
  • Publication Date Oct 2005
  • Dimensions 226 x 155 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.464kg

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