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David Dark challenges this narrow understanding in Everyday Apocalypse, calling his readers back to the root of the word, which is "revelation." Through readings of Flannery O'Connor stories and savvy discussion of The ...
David Dark challenges this narrow understanding in Everyday Apocalypse, calling his readers back to the root of the word, which is "revelation." Through readings of Flannery O'Connor stories and savvy discussion of The Matrix themes, Dark calls us to imagine the apocalypse as a more watchful way of being in the world. He draws on the sometimes unlikely wisdom of popular culture-including The Simpsons and films like The Truman Show-to highlight how the imagination can expose our moral condition. Ultimately, Dark presents apocalypse as honest self-assessment and other-centeredness in the here and now.
This engaging book holds enormous appeal for readers interested in the pursuit of everyday spirituality. It will delight lovers of literature, popular music, and movies, as well as anyone concerned with a Christian response to popular culture.
Posted March 6, 2013
Posted April 12, 2003
David Darks Everyday Apocalypse deals with the misrepresentation of the word ¿apocalypse¿; and shows us how the correct representation is something that is occurring in everyday life. To start a level of equal comprehension, Dark explains that apocalypse is not a Biblical term that should be used only to relate to the end of days or the days of judgment. Dark explains that through out the Bible, the term is use to explain how the future is approaching the present, therefore influencing modern times. The influence is so potent, so effective that it is revealed in everyday pop culture. Movies, music, television, novels, ect. These tools of communication are speaking out to us, revealing what this world of ours ultimately could turn out to be. Through the puns of The Simpsons, or through the gloomy, technology-age resentment in Radiohead¿s music and lyrics, we are being informed, maybe warned of what could come. The reason we give this book a 3-star rating is because of how it reads. There seems to be too many tangents through the chapters. They are all supposed to relate but they end up boring you somewhat because you lose focus on the main connection. Even though this happens, it is still entertaining and interesting. Check it out if you have the time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2009
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