Jesus in Disneyland: Religion in Postmodern Times

Jesus in Disneyland: Religion in Postmodern Times

by David Lyon
     
 

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In this lively and accessible study, David Lyon explores the relationship between religion and postmodernity, through the central metaphor of 'Jesus in Disneyland.'See more details below

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In this lively and accessible study, David Lyon explores the relationship between religion and postmodernity, through the central metaphor of 'Jesus in Disneyland.'

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'This is an excellent book. I can't believe that anyone would wantto teach about contemporary religion or about postmodernity withoutrecommending this book and using it as a springboard for their owndiscussions.' Alan Bryman, Professor of Social Research,Loughborough University

'Readers familiar with David Lyon's previous work will find inJesus in Disneyland the same combination of theoretical awareness,perceptive comment and accessibility that makes his writing sovaluable to all those interested in the nature of religion in themodern world. The book elucidates the subtle shift in the world ofreligion from obligation to consumption - a state of affairs thatwe need to know more about.' Grace Davie, Senior Lecturer inSociology, University of Exeter

'The writing is clear and filled with a number of engagingillustrations ... there is a great deal that I very much enjoyedwithin this book.' LJK, Regent's Reviews

'This interesting book explores the implications ofpostmodernity on religion. At the same time it questions thecentrality of the secularization thesis in sociology of religion aswell as calling for reflexivity as a more central aspect ofsociological endeavour.' British Journal of Sociology

'The book is engaging and well-written - that academic rarity, a"good read".' Theology Today

'This is a beautifully written, imaginative and stimulatingaccount of the place of religion in postmodernity ... a work ladenwith richness, a freshness of insight and a sense of immediacy.'Journal of Contemporary Religion

"Jesus in Disneyland:Religion in Postmodern Times is ahighly distinctive and fresh commentary on contemporary religionand late modernity by David Lyon, a writer able to embrace thepostmodern cultural turn with gusto and panache." EuropeanJournal of Social Theory

"This work provides the most insightful understanding of thecontemporary context for this field of study" Daryl Healea,Religious Studies Review"This book will provide a fruitful wayof grasping some of the fortunes of religion in this postmodernera." Stimulus

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745669373
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
1 MB

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