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The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture / Edition 1
     

The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Kelton Cobb
 

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ISBN-10: 1405107022

ISBN-13: 9781405107020

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture outlines various general theories of popular culture, identifies theologians and theological concepts that are conducive to analyzing popular culture, and explores religious themes that are asserting themselves through popular movies, novels, music, television shows and advertising.

  • A timely

Overview

The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture outlines various general theories of popular culture, identifies theologians and theological concepts that are conducive to analyzing popular culture, and explores religious themes that are asserting themselves through popular movies, novels, music, television shows and advertising.

  • A timely examination and contribution to the rapidly expanding field of theology and popular culture
  • Locates the theological analysis of culture alongside political, sociological, economic, aesthetic and psychological analyses
  • Surveys the work of religious and theological scholars who have turned their attention to popular culture
  • Considers classic Christian thinkers who have wrestled with culture, such as St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur
  • Proposes a method for analysing culture to discern its religious content
  • Identifies religious themes in popular culture
  • Uses illustrations, ranging from the fiction of Nick Hornby to Six Feet Under
  • An appendix provides lists of films, novels, television series, consumer products, architectural works, cultural events, and corporate icons that lend themselves to theological analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405107020
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Guides to Theology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
814,898
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Theories of Popular Culture.

1. Popular Culture.

2. Cultural Studies.

3. Theology and Culture.

4. Theological Tools.

PART II: A Theology of Popular Culture.

5. Images of God.

6. Human Nature.

7. Sin.

8. Salvation.

9. Life Everlasting.

Conclusion.

Bibliographies.

Index

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