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The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture

Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric M. Mazur

Routledge – 2015 – 528 pages

Series: Routledge Religion Companions

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    January 30th 2015
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Description

Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores:

  • key issues of definition and of methodology
  • religious encounters with popular culture across media, material culture and space, ranging from videogames and social networks to cooking and kitsch, architecture and national monuments
  • the representation of different religious traditions within the media and popular culture, mainly in the West but also including important non-western spheres such as Bollywood.

Students will find the Companion an enjoyable and informative resource, whilst scholars will find it a stimulus to future work in the field.

Reviews

"Overall, this is an impressive collection of essays that encapsulates many of the important points of interface between religion and popular culture. It will become an important marker in the development of the field and its introduction at this point is timely."

Dr Steve Knowles, University of Chester, UK

Author Bio

John C. Lyden is the Liberal Arts Core Director and Professor of Liberal Arts at Grand View University, USA. He is editor of The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film (Routledge 2009).

Eric Michael Mazur is Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College, USA. He is co-editor of God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture with Kate McCarthy (Routledge, 2nd edition 2010).

Name: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric M. Mazur. Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: key issues of definition and of...
Categories: Religion & Popular Culture, Religion & Media, Religion & Sociology, Religion & Film, Religion in America, Popular Culture, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Religion