The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture

The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture

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The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture outlines various general theories of popular culture, identifies theologians and theological concepts that are conducive to analyzing popular culture, and explores religious themes that are asserting themselves through popular movies, novels, music, television shows and advertising. A timely examination and contribution to the rapidly expanding field of theology and popular culture Locates the theological analysis of culture alongside political, sociological, economic, aesthetic and psychological analyses Surveys the work of religious and theological scholars who have turned their attention to popular culture Considers classic Christian thinkers who have wrestled with culture, such as St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur Proposes a method for analysing culture to discern its religious content Identifies religious themes in popular culture Uses illustrations, ranging from the fiction of Nick Hornby to Six Feet Under An appendix provides lists of films, novels, television series, consumer products, architectural works, cultural events, and corporate icons that lend themselves to theological analysis.On this rack are pictures of Grand Central Station, St Patricka#39;s Cathedral, Central Park, the United Nations Plaza, the Chrysler Building, the American Museum ofNatural History, the Guggenheim Museum, and Macya#39;s Department Store.

Title:The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture
Author:Kelton Cobb
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15


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