Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture

Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture

by William D. Romanowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587432013

ISBN-13: 9781587432019

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Grounded in Christian principles, this accessible and engaging book offers an informed and fascinating approach to popular culture. William D. Romanowski provides affectionate yet astute analysis of familiar, well-loved movies and television characters from Indiana Jones to Homer Simpson, and he speaks with historical depth and expertise on films from Casablanca…  See more details below

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Grounded in Christian principles, this accessible and engaging book offers an informed and fascinating approach to popular culture. William D. Romanowski provides affectionate yet astute analysis of familiar, well-loved movies and television characters from Indiana Jones to Homer Simpson, and he speaks with historical depth and expertise on films from Casablanca to Crash and music from Bruce Springsteen to U2.

Romanowski's confessional approach affirms a role for popular culture in faithful living. Practical, analytical approaches to content, meaning, and artistic style offer the tools to participate responsibly and imaginatively in popular cultural activities. An engaging read, this new edition introduces students and thoughtful readers to popular culture--one of the most influential forces in contemporary society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587432019
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
623,018
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction11
1Christians Who Drink Beer23
2Faith and Culture34
3A Christian Worldview45
4Popular Art and Culture55
5Reimagining the Popular Arts66
6State of the Art78
7The Christian Cultural Landscape90
8Hollywood's Cultural Landscape108
9Sex, Violence, and Materialism121
10The Virtue of Christian Criticism136
Conclusion149
App.: 1155
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