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The Vanishing Word (Focal Point Series)

Arthur Hunt

The Vanishing Word (Focal Point Series)

Arthur Hunt

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"Image is everything," or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, in our culture words are quickly losing their appeal. Arthur Hunt contrasts our Judeo-Christian heritage, which is word-dependent, with paganism, which is image-dependent. He warns that by exalting visual imagery we risk becoming mindless pagans and that we are open to abuse by those who exploit the image but neglect the Word. Thoughtful readers will find this a challenging call to be critical about the images around us and to affirm that "the Word is everything." 272 pages, from Good News Publishers. - Publisher.

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About "The Vanishing Word (Focal Point Series)"

"Image is everything," or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, in our culture words are quickly losing their appeal. Arthur Hunt contrasts our Judeo-Christian heritage, which is word-dependent, with paganism, which is image-dependent. He warns that by exalting visual imagery we risk becoming mindless pagans and that we are open to abuse by those who exploit the image but neglect the Word. Thoughtful readers will find this a challenging call to be critical about the images around us and to affirm that "the Word is everything." 272 pages, from Good News Publishers. - Publisher.
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Sounds blare and pictures flash frantically across the screen. This may seem to be an accurate description of every commercial aired on TV, but such commercials are actually symptomatic of a much more important cultural shift. Arthur Hunt argues that there is a conceptual transformation taking place today, as we move from an emphasis on the "word" to the predominance of the "image." ^Hunt focuses on the contrast between a Judeo-Christian heritage, characteristically word-dependent--and paganism, typically image-dependent. As people trust experience and visual representations to interpret their surroundings, they focus less on content and more on sensory appeal. Hunt argues that movements like the Protestant Reformation, Puritanism, and the beginnings of the American nation were all created and sustained in an environment that transmitted its ideas through words, while historical shifts to emphasize image have occurred during periods like the Dark Ages. As the word, both written and
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Meet the Author

Arthur Hunt

Hunt holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been actively involved in Christian education for seventeen years. His academic training includes both speech communication and mass media communication.

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  • Catalogue Code 191815
  • Product Code 158134404X
  • EAN 9781581344042
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Mar 2003
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.320kg

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