Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church

Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church

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by Gerardo Marti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813543487

ISBN-13: 9780813543482

Pub. Date: 09/04/2008

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

In Christianity, as with most religions, attaining holiness and a higher spirituality while simultaneously pursuing worldly ideals such as fame and fortune is nearly impossible. So how do people pursuing careers in Hollywood's entertainment industry maintain their religious devotion without sacrificing their career goals? For some, the answer lies just two miles south…  See more details below

Overview

In Christianity, as with most religions, attaining holiness and a higher spirituality while simultaneously pursuing worldly ideals such as fame and fortune is nearly impossible. So how do people pursuing careers in Hollywood's entertainment industry maintain their religious devotion without sacrificing their career goals? For some, the answer lies just two miles south of the historic center of Hollywood, California, at the Oasis Christian Center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813543482
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments xi
1 Introduction: Negotiating Holiness and Hollywood 1
2 The Making of a Star: Hollywood as Destination and Dream 21
3 Love and Hate between Hollywood and Christianity 39
4 Save the World, Starting in Hollywood 61
5 Celebrity, Heartache, and the Pressure to Make It 87
6 Religion: Playing at a Theater Near You 105
7 Fade to Black 130
8 Becoming Champions of Life 154
9 Conclusion: Religion in the Era of Identity Commodification 177 Appendix Research Methodology 193 Notes 201 Bibliography 209 Index 229

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