God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $41.79
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 63%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $41.79   
  • New (1) from $41.79   
  • Used (2) from $105.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New Old Stock From Storage/ May Show Minor Signs of Long Term Storage/ DJ Not Issued/ Bibliography/ General Index/ Sidebar Articles/ Charts/ Diagrams/ Graphs/ Illustrations/ ... Photographs/ End Notes/ References/ Suggested Reading List/ Online Since February 2008. We ship Worldwide and to APO/DPO/FPO/PO Box Customers from Boynton Beach, FL, USA within one (1) Business Day Mon-Fri by USPS with tracking where available. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Boynton Beach, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Seeking to explore the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture, God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth, diversity, and persistence of religious themes in contemporary American consciousness. Representing a diverse range of disciplines, the contributors criticaly assess the ways in which American popular culture reappropriates traditional religious symbols to serve the purposes of particular communities.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415925631
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Mazur is Assistant Professor of Religion at Bucknell University and author of The Americanization of Religious Minorities (1999). Kate McCarthy is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University in Chico.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding Religion in American Popular Culture 1
Pt. 1 Popular Myth and Legend 17
Deliver Me from Nowhere: Bruce Springsteen and the Myth of the American Promised Land 23
Oprah, Phll, Geraldo, Barbara, and Things That Go Bump in the Night: Negotiating the Supernatural on American Television 47
A Fire in the Sky: "Apocalyptic" Themes on the Silver Screen 65
Selena - Prophet, Profit, Princess: Canonizing the Commodity 83
Pt. 2 Popular Ritual 103
Blood in the Barbecue?: Food and Faith in the American South 109
Symptomatic Expression of Male Neuroses: Collective Effervescence, Male Gender Performance, and the Ritual of Football 123
Dropping in for the Holidays: Christmas as Commercial Ritual at the Precious Moments Chapel 139
Desert Goddesses and Apocalyptic Art: Making Sacred Space at the Burning Man Festival 155
Pt. 3 Popular Spirituality and Morality 177
Cathy on Slenderness, Suffering, and Soul 181
God in the Box: Religion in Contemporary Television Cop Shows 199
Our Ladies of the Airwaves: Judge Judy, Dr. Laura, and the New Public Confessional 217
Homer the Heretic and Charlie Church: Parody, Piety, and Pluralism in The Simpsons 231
Pt. 4 Popular "Churches" 249
The Thin Line between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning: Meaning and Community among Jimmy Buffett's Parrotheads 253
Building Community Word by Word: Religion in the Virtual World 267
Rap Music, Hip-Hop Culture, and "The Future Religion of the World" 281
The Happiest Place on Earth: Disney's America and the Commodification of Religion 299
Contributors 317
Index 321
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)