Secular Steeples: Popular Culture and the Religious Imagination

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Bloomsbury, Mar 24, 2003 - Religion - 231 pages
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In this provocative volume, Conrad Ostwalt contends that secularization has not and will not destroy religion, but rather that it shifts the "authority" to express religious ideals from the traditional, institutional church to other cultural entities, such as government and media. Religious institutions already use popular secular media like television, movies, and mass-market music to make teachings relevant. When religious institutions no longer dominate culture, they lose their grip on striving for the Sacred, the author says, and their messages find other outlets. As a result, today's secular culture may in fact contain more authentic religious content than official church teachings.

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Ostwalt (religion, Appalachian State Univ.; Screening the Sacred: Religious Myths and Ideology in Popular American Film) here takes a look at the broader culture to examine the interaction between ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Conrad Ostwalt is Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University, USA.

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