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Christotainment : selling Jesus through popular culture

Author: Shirley R Steinberg; Joe L Kincheloe
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Christotainment examines how Christian fundamentalism has realigned its armies to combat threats against it by employing the forces it once considered its chief enemies: the entertainment media, including movies, television, music, theme parks, video games, and books. Invited contributors discuss the critical theoretical frameworks of top-selling devices within Christian pop culture and the appeal to masses of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley R Steinberg; Joe L Kincheloe
ISBN: 9780813344058 0813344050
OCLC Number: 191926654
Description: xiii, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Selling a new and improved Jesus : Christotainment and the power of political fundamentalism / Joe L. Kincheloe --
Christian soldier Jesus : the intolerant savior and the political fundamentalist media empire / Joe L. Kincheloe --
Onward Christian drivers : theocratic nationalism and the cultural politics of "NASCAR nation" / Joshua I. Newman and Michael D. Giardina --
The gospel according to Mel Gibson : critical reflections on The passion of the Christ / Rhonda Hammer and Douglas Kellner --
Convertoons : VeggieTales for young souls / Michael Hoechsmann --
Screening Jesus : Hollywood and Christonormativity / Shirley R. Steinberg --
"The battle for the toy box" : Christogimmicks and Christian consumer culture / Christine M. Quail --
Faith talking toys and other youth purity makers / Lisa M. Trimble --
The stillborn twin : the Christian lifestyle beats with the heart of rock 'n' roll / Philip M. Anderson --
Crossover Christian rock and the music industry : tendencies, discourses, and limitations / Silvia Giagnoni --
Christotainment in punk rock : complexities and contradictions / Curry Stephenson Malott --
End times in America : religious fundamentalism and the crisis of democracy / Henry A. Giroux.
Responsibility: edited by Shirley R. Steinberg, Joe L. Kincheloe.
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By appropriating the very force it battles-popular culture-Christian fundamentalism now employs entertainment media to win converts to the armies of God.  Read more...

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