Pop Goes Religion Faith in Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0849909988

ISBN-13: 9780849909986

Edition: 2005

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Johnny Cash, Harry Potter, the Simpsons , and John Grisham. What do all of these icons in pop culture have to do with faith? Find the answer in Pop Goes Religion ; relevant insight into the world of today's entertainment. In this collection of essays, popular American journalist, Terry Mattingly teaches readers how to identify elements of faith in today's pop culture. Topics include: God & Popular Music Faith & the Big Screen God on TV Ink, Paper, and God Politics and Current Events From music to movies, politics to the pope, Mattingly explores the matters of the heart with a fresh and relevant perspective.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Mark Joseph has had a varied career as as an entertainment executive, writer and multi-media broadcaster including as a host/reporter for CNN's "The Entertainment Report," NHK, and FM Tokyo. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including Beliefnet, Christianity Today, The Jewish Press, Billboard and the National Review. He is the author of three books including Faith, God & Rock 'n' Roll. He is currently co-producing the Inspired by The Passion of the Christ official rock sountrack for the movie.

Editor's Note
Foreword
Introduction
God and Popular Music
U2 Bedevils the Modern Church
At the Crossroads
Do the Math
The Rock for Life Pledge
Elvis: A Prodigal Son?
Rich Mullins: Enigmatic, Restless, Catholic
Songs for Souls in Hard Times
Bleeping Baptists Pray for Bleeping Ozzy
Worship for Sale, Worship for Sale
The Testimony of Johnny Cash
Bono's Crusade on the Road
Big Ideas on the Big Screen
"The Passion" of Old Words and Symbols
"Titanic": The Sixties as Sacraments
Signals from Hollywood Heaven
Duvall on Sweat, Sin and the South
The Late Great Planet Hollywood
A Hail Mary for Hollywood
Should a Christian Do a Nude Scene?
Mission? Filling In Some "Holes"
A Chick Flick to Remember
Hollywood After "The Passion"
Not a "Rookie" Faith
"The Passion" and the Talmud
Beyond the Baptist Boycott
God on TV
Beyond "Becky Goes to Bible Camp"
God, Man and "The Simpsons"
Freud Meets Lewis on PBS
The Very Rev. Ted Turner Speaks
Oprah, "Babe" and Religious Liberty
Jim Bakker's Other Conspiracy
Carl Sagan: Televangelist
Veggies Attack the Funny Gap
Home-Schoolers: The Anti-Woodstock Generation
Vanilla Values on the D.C. Mall
Ink, Paper and God
Walking With C.S. Lewis
Harry Potter and Free Will
John Grisham's Pulpit
Comic-Book Visionaries
Reading the Sporting Jews
Romeo and Juliet, Born Again
J.K. Rowling: Inkling?
Yes, There Is a Mitford
All Those "Left Behind" Catholics
Chaim Potok and Storytelling
Harry Potter for Grown-up Believers
The Gospel According to "The Gospel According to..." Books
Flights of Filmed Fantasy
George Lucas, the Force and God
God, Man, Hobbits and J.R.R. Tolkien
"Star Wars": The Only Parable in Town
J.R.R. Tolkien, Sin and Creation
God-Talk After "The Matrix": Pop Gnostics
God-Talk After "The Matrix": Theology for Sale
Trust Your Feelings, Darth?
Vague Faith in Middle Earth
"Constantine": And All the People Said, "Whoa"
"The Matrix": The Apocalypse
The Visions of Tolkien and Jackson
Star Culture Wars
Pop Media, Real Life
Looking for a New God, a Fresh Creed?
Faith Popcorn's Spiritual Cocktails
A Brand Name for Your Soul
Bobos "R" Us
Lent: Fasting From Television
Catholic College Culture Wars
Praying With the Digital Natives
Just Another Sunday at Saddleback
Mysterious Echoes of Gunshots
Intolerant Christians in the Public Square
Worship Wars in the Pews
Notes
Index
About the Author
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