God and Popular Culture

God and Popular Culture

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

This contributed two-volume work tackles a fascinating topic: how and why God plays a central role in the modern world and profoundly influences politics, art, culture, and our moral reflectiona€”even for nonbelievers. a€c Supplies a broad conception of qGodq that provides readers with a fuller and more accurate portrait of a phenomenon that evolved substantially over time but also remains an enduringa€”and enduringly influentiala€”element of popular culture a€c Explores not only how individuals grapple with the question of God, but also how God invariably and unintentionally enters people's thinking a€c Supplies direct examples of the key role that God plays in everyday life that readers will find compelling from both a personal and cultural perspective a€c Comprises essays from sociologists, theologians, cultural critics, and journalists that present a wide range of perspectives and approaches to this universally relevant topicPeople in China burn images of smartphones a€œto ensure their dead relatives are fairing [sic] well in their parallel lives, a€ while others bring ... God, a€ a€œDoodle God, a€ a€œ GodFinger Deluxe, a€a€œBabel Rising, a€ a€œVirtual Villagers, a€ and a€œMeteor Smash, a€ players control the weather and perpetrate disasters, manipulate creaturesa#39; lives, create new worlds, destroy the entire universe, combine 152 God and Popular Culture.

Title:God and Popular Culture
Author:Stephen Butler Murray, Aimée Upjohn Light
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2015-08-11


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming