God in the Details

God in the Details

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Exploring the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture, God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth and persistence of religious themes in the American consciousness. This new edition reflects the explosion of online activity since the first edition, including chapters on the spiritual implications of social networking sites, and the hazy line between real and virtual religious life in the online community Second Life. Also new to this edition are chapters on the migration of black male expression from churches to athletic stadiums, new configurations of the sacred and the commercial, and post 9/11 spirituality and religious redemption through an analysis of vampire drama, True Blood. Popular chapters on media, sports, and other pop culture experiences have been revised and updated, making this an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.Will the internet usher in a new Reformation, as didtheprinting press500 years ago? ... Rather, it examinesone particular area ofthe internet thatis not overtly religious, yet fulfills many ofthe functions commonly associated withreligion, while alsoanbsp;...

Title:God in the Details
Author:Eric Mazur, Kate McCarthy
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-10-04


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