Popcultured Thinking Christianly about Style, Media and Entertainment

ISBN-10: 083083768X
ISBN-13: 9780830837687
Edition: 2013
Authors: Steve Turner
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Description: There's no avoiding popular culture—we've been enculturated into it. What does it mean to be faithful Christians in a pop culture world? How do we think Christianly about celebrity and leisure? Some Christians try to abstain from "worldly" pursuits,  More...

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

There's no avoiding popular culture—we've been enculturated into it. What does it mean to be faithful Christians in a pop culture world? How do we think Christianly about celebrity and leisure? Some Christians try to abstain from "worldly" pursuits, while others consume culture indiscriminately, assuming it has little effect on them. But if Christ is Lord of all of life, then there ought to be Christian ways to engage with and appreciate popular culture.Steve Turner has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art and literature. Now he provides an insider's guide to a wide range of entertainment pursuits, with biblical frameworks for understanding pop culture genres and artifacts. Turner exploreshow movies use redemptive narratives and parablesways journalistic headlines convey worldview assumptionsdifferences between famous people in the past and celebrities todaywhat ideas are communicated through clothing and fashion designhow technology changes our sense of what is realand much moreGod entrusts culture to us and gives us the ability to critique it, enjoy it and create it. This book will help you become a better cultural critic, consumer and creator.

STEVE TURNER is a performance poet and journalist. Author of several anthologies of adult verse, children's poetry and many rock biographies.

Introduction: We've Been Popcultured
Leisure Pursuits: Why We Should Care
Popular Culture: Defining the Term
Working It Out: Some Biblical Parameters
Cinematic Art: The Story of Stories
Journalism: Reading Between the Lines
Celebrity Culture: The Game of the Fame
Fashion: The Language of Clothes
Ever-Greater Thrills: The Search for Sensation
Comedy: Laughs, Lies and Truth
Advertising: The Hidden Persuader
Technology: Rewiring Our World
Photography: The Opening of the Eyes
TV and Movies: The Image of the Faith
What Should I Do?: Consuming, Critiquing, Creating
Notes
Author Q&A with Steve Turner
Name Index

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