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"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. It is a timely examination and contribution to the rapidly expanding field of theology and popular culture. It locates the theological analysis of culture alongside political, sociological, economic, aesthetic and psychological analyses. It surveys the work of religious and theological scholars who have turned their attention to popular culture. It considers classic Christian thinkers who have wrestled with culture, such as St. Paul, Tertullian, Augustine, Schleiermacher, Tillich, and Ricoeur.It proposes a method for analysing culture to discern its religious content. It identifies religious themes in popular culture. It 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405107020
ISBN-10: 1405107022
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 154mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kelton Cobb

Kelton Cobb is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.

Books By Author Kelton Cobb

Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture by Kelton Cobb

The Blackwell Guide to Theology of Popular Culture

Hardback, November 2005