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Gods Behaving Badly - Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture (Paperback): Pete Ward

Gods Behaving Badly - Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture (Paperback)

Pete Ward

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From Britney and Brangelina to Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson, Western society is obsessed with its American idols and gods of the red carpet. We worship their triumphs, judge their sins, and maintain vigil at their deaths. Can our fixation on and devotion to celebrity culture itself be considered a religion? If not, why do we use religious terminology to describe these stars and our actions towards them? Gods Behaving Badly examines the blurred boundary between popular culture and religionaone that has given way to an often confounding fusion of the sacred and the profane. Flipping through pages of tabloid media and looking underneath the veil of Hollywood's glamour, Pete Ward exposes how, in its consumer life, Western society elevates celebrity to the theological and, in so doing, creates a new para-religion. Inevitably, whether despised or extolled, individual celebrities evoke public moral judgment, creating fertile ground for theological innovation. Plucked straight from the headlines, the narratives in Gods Behaving Badly give concrete evidence of how the religious themes of incarnation, revelation, sin, judgment, and redemption are all woven into narratives we construct about our most cherishedaand most villainizedapersonalities.

General

Imprint: Baylor University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2011
First published: February 2011
Authors: Pete Ward
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 169
ISBN-13: 978-1-60258-150-0
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology > General
LSN: 1-60258-150-9
Barcode: 9781602581500

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