Entertainment Theology

New-Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy
Product Number: EB00004878
Released: Mar 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441206039
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Description

It's the end of the church as we know it. In a digitally connected world, people are seeking spiritual answers through pop culture. Instead of retreating, Christians must "rethink the sacred" and enter global conversations about God-in film, literature, TV, and music-or face extinction, argues Barry Taylor in Entertainment Theology. Taking snapshots from theology, cultural studies, sociology, and pop culture, Taylor explores a myriad of factors affecting religious life since the 1970s, including technology, fashion, celebrity, and global communications. He exhorts a move away from traditional Christian religion, proposing instead a manifestation of Christianity as a religion not of the past but of the present and the future. For scholars, seminary students, culture watchers, and emerging-church readers, Entertainment Theology offers thought-provoking hope for Christianity's future.

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Author(s): Barry Taylor
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2008

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