By Philip Culbertson, Elaine M. Wainwright

ISBN-10: 1589834933

ISBN-13: 9781589834934

In pop culture, the Bible is mostly linked to motion pictures: the eagerness of the Christ, the 10 Commandments, Jesus of Montreal, etc. much less cognizance has been given to the connection among the Bible and different well known media comparable to hip-hop, reggae, rock, and state and western tune; well known and photograph novels; lively tv sequence; and apocalyptic delusion. This choice of essays explores more than a few media and how the Bible good points in them, employing a number of hermeneutical ways, attractive with severe conception, and delivering conceptual assets and examples of the way the Bible reads pop culture and the way pop culture reads the Bible. this beneficial source may be of curiosity for either biblical and cultural reviews. The individuals are Elaine M. Wainwright, Michael Gilmour, Mark McEntire, Dan W. Clanton Jr., Philip Culbertson, Jim Perkinson, Noel Leo Erskine, Tex pattern, Roland Boer, Terry Ray Clark, Steve Taylor, Tina Pippin, Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, Caroline Vander Stichele, and Erin Runions.

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2007. Joseph’s Bones: Understanding the Struggle between God and Man in the Bible. New York: Riverhead. Sternberg, Meir. 1985. The Poetics of Biblical Narrative: Ideological Literature and the Drama of Reading. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Wright, Melanie J. 2003. Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative. Oxford: Oxford University Press. “Here, There, and Everywhere”: Images of Jesus in American Popular Culture Dan W. Clanton Jr. Let’s begin our exploration of Jesus in American popular culture with three examples.

Though The Satanic Verses deals with biblical and religious subject matter, and despite the hysteria following its publication and the infamous fatwa calling for the author’s death, this novel is not concerned primarily with Islam or the biblical and Miltonian story of Lucifer’s fall. Indeed, according to Rushdie himself, the “central theme [of The Satanic Verses] is that of metamorphosis” (2002, 68). Saladin finds himself at the interstices between two worlds as he tries to escape India for the West.

Recently lampooned by Bill Maher in his 2008 film Religulous, the Holy Land Experience features a handsome Jesus who recites parables to the throngs of attendees prior to being crucified in an elaborate stage show. Beal calls it “Christian edutainment” but also notes that its goal seems more attuned to informing park-goers about, and thus preparing them for, the second coming (63–67). Finally, one of the most important areas in which we find our biblical or devotional Christ is in music, specifically country and bluegrass music.

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