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Screen Jesus

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0810883902

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 348

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1488


Book Summary: In Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film, Peter Malone takes a close look at films in which Jesus is depicted. From silent renditions of The Passion Play to 21st-century blockbusters like The Passion of the Christ, Malone examines how the history of Jesus films reflects the changes in artistic styles and experiments in cinematic forms for more than a century. In addition to providing a historical overview of the Jesus films, this book also reveals the changes in piety and in theological understandings of the humanity and divinity of Jesus over the decades.

Santa vs. Satan

Author : Jake Kalish

ISBN10 : 0307449661

Publisher : Crown Archetype

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Humor

Viewed : 326


Book Summary: “Who would win between . . .” has through the ages been one of man’s most fundamental questions. Sadly, adult responsibilities like “earning a living” and “having a girlfriend” have conspired to make it impossible for men to devote to this issue the scholarship it so deeply deserves. But now one hero has tapped into our ­need to know who’s the best, the strongest, the caveman with the biggest club. From Jake Kalish, five-star general of the Imaginary Battlefield, emerges Santa vs. Satan, a tome that offers far more than idle speculation, culling expert analysis from martial arts masters, scientists, social theorists, and pop-culture philosophers, providing in-depth detail of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the combatants, and making bold predictions. Warriors are profiled and winners are declared in this seminal list of throwdowns that never were but should have been. Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones Adam vs. Charles Darwin The Virgin vs. The Whore Drunk vs. Stoner Conspiracy Theorists vs. Conspirators Muhammad Ali vs. Bruce Lee The Stork vs. The Grim Reaper Metrosexual vs. Eunuch Michael Corleone vs. Tony Montana Small Man with Breasts vs. Large Balding Woman Artist vs. Critic The Constipated vs. The Incontinent Gandalf vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi Married Gay Couple vs. Divorced Straight Couple

Bible and Popular Culture

Author : Philip Leroy Culbertson,Elaine Mary Wainwright

ISBN10 : 1589834933

Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit

Number of Pages : 210

Category : Religion

Viewed : 982


Book Summary: In popular culture, the Bible is generally associated with films: The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, Jesus of Montreal, and many others. Less attention has been given to the relationship between the Bible and other popular media such as hip-hop, reggae, rock, and country and western music; popular and graphic novels; animated television series; and apocalyptic fantasy. This collection of essays explores a range of media and the way the Bible features in them, applying various hermeneutical approaches, engaging with critical theory, and providing conceptual resources and examples of how the Bible reads popular culture—and how popular culture reads the Bible. This useful resource will be of interest for both biblical and cultural studies. The contributors are Elaine M. Wainwright, Michael Gilmour, Mark McEntire, Dan W. Clanton Jr., Philip Culbertson, Jim Perkinson, Noel Leo Erskine, Tex Sample, Roland Boer, Terry Ray Clark, Steve Taylor, Tina Pippin, Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, Caroline Vander Stichele, and Erin Runions.

The World Cup Of Everything

Author : Richard Osman

ISBN10 : 1473667283

Publisher : Coronet

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Humor

Viewed : 329


Book Summary: Richard Osman has been trying to settle the most important issues society faces today. Who would win in a head-to-head between Quavers and Cheesy Wotsits? And What's the ultimate Christmas film (Home Alone, obviously). The World Cup of Everything is an incredibly popular format that began life on twitter where his hilarious polls received 1.5 million votes a go becoming a national talking point, inciting debate amongst twitter users at odds over their favourites, celebrities and key figures join in, bookies offer odds on the outcome, papers report on it all as if it is a real sporting event with headlines about how Richard Osman has melted the internet. This autumn we're bringing The World Cup of Everything to the page in a brilliant book perfect for Christmas. With new competitions such as The World Cup of British Sitcoms, Christmas Songs, Animals, British Bands and so on, as well as some of the favourites that have already had the country talking: Chocolate and Crisps among them, Richard will offer commentary, share funny, quirky pieces of trivia and stand-up style entries about each of the contenders. The World Cup of Everything will offer something for everyone making it the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. This is Richard at his best: super smart, quick-witted and writing about the matters that the British public really care about.

The Essential Cult TV Reader

Author : David Lavery

ISBN10 : 0813181496

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

Number of Pages : 414

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1850


Book Summary: The Essential Cult TV Reader is a collection of insightful essays that examine television shows that amass engaged, active fan bases by employing an imaginative approach to programming. Once defined by limited viewership, cult TV has developed its own identity, with some shows gaining large, mainstream audiences. By exploring the defining characteristics of cult TV, The Essential Cult TV Reader traces the development of this once obscure form and explains how cult TV achieved its current status as legitimate television. The essays explore a wide range of cult programs, from early shows such as Star Trek, The Avengers, Dark Shadows, and The Twilight Zone to popular contemporary shows such as Lost, Dexter, and 24, addressing the cultural context that allowed the development of the phenomenon. The contributors investigate the obligations of cult series to their fans, the relationship of camp and cult, the effects of DVD releases and the Internet, and the globalization of cult TV. The Essential Cult TV Reader answers many of the questions surrounding the form while revealing emerging debates on its future.

The Pop Culture Parent

Author : Ted Turnau,Stephen Burnett,Jared Moore

ISBN10 : 1645070670

Publisher : New Growth Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1574


Book Summary: Parents often feel at a loss with popular culture and how it fits in with their families. They want to love their children well, but it can be overwhelming to navigate the murky waters of television, movies, games, and more that their kids are exposed to every day. Popular culture doesn’t have to be a burden. The Pop Culture Parent equips mothers, fathers, and guardians to build relationships with their children by entering into their popular culture–informed worlds, understanding them biblically, and passing on wisdom. This resource by authors Jared Moore, E. Stephen Burnett, and Ted Turnau provides Scripture-based, practical help for parents to enjoy the messy gift of popular culture with their kids. By engaging with their children’s interests, parents can explore culture while teaching their children to become missionaries in a post-Christian world. By providing realistic yet biblical encouragement for parents, the coauthors guide readers to engage with popular culture through a gospel lens, helping them teach their kids to understand and answer the challenges raised by popular culture. The Pop Culture Parent helps the next generation of evangelicals move beyond a posture of cultural ignorance to one of cultural engagement, building grace-oriented disciples and cultural missionaries.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Author : L. Frank Baum

ISBN10 : 1504062191

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 49

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1012


Book Summary: A classic Christmas children’s book by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this timeless holiday tale for children of all ages, L. Frank Baum imagines the life of Santa Claus as only he could. From his childhood in the enchanted Forest of Burzee to his time in the Laughing Valley—where he invents the first toy as a gift for his neighbor’s child—Santa’s singular journey through life reveals how he became the iconic figure of joy and generosity we all know and love. As we travel along with him, we learn many of Santa’s secrets—from the reason he slides down chimneys to how he makes his famous annual trip around the world in a single night. We also learn the origins of popular traditions, such as decorating Christmas trees and hanging stockings. A beloved tale of fantasy, adventure, and spirit, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a truly classic piece of children’s literature.

South Park and Philosophy

Author : Robert Arp

ISBN10 : 1405181532

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1631


Book Summary: If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy. Get your Big Wheels ready, because we’re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big-picture issues in this small mountain town. A smart and candid look at one of television’s most subversive and controversial shows, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year Draws close parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of philosophy Addresses the perennial questions of the show, and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episode Uses familiar characters and episodes to illustrate topics such as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions and much more makes you laugh out loud

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author : Philip Pullman

ISBN10 : 0307399230

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1647


Book Summary: This is a story. In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

Battle Pope Vol. 3: Pillow Talk

Author : Robert Kirkman

ISBN10 : 1534301712

Publisher : Image Comics

Number of Pages : 120

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 710


Book Summary: Picking up right were Volume 2 left off, this edition follows Pope through three love affairs and the sometimes deadly ramifications of them all. Jesus Vs. Santa! Pope makes time with the Virgin Mary! This one has it all.

Battle Pope #11

Author : Robert Kirkman

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Image Comics

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1822


Book Summary: DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! Santa has seen better days. God condemning the entire planet has put him out of business (surely condemned kids aren't good enough for presents) and he is NOT happy about that. Meanwhile, Jesus is depressed about all this holiday cheer overshadowing his birthday. They meet! They fight! It's Jesus vs. Santa, NO HOLDS BARRED! Holiday fun for all, IN JULY!

Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation and the End of Poverty

Author : Aaron Armstrong

ISBN10 : 1936760347

Publisher : Cruciform Press

Number of Pages : 108

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1046


Book Summary: What causes poverty, and what am I supposed to do about it? This book reminds readers that even as we are responsible for pursuing biblical solutions to poverty, our hope for truly resolving it comes not from the good we do, but from the return of Christ, who will put an end to all sin, suffering, and death as he brings about the new creation.

Die Fernsehserie

Author : Bennet Ludwig

ISBN10 : 3668511039

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 15

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 678


Book Summary: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,7, Universität zu Köln, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit untersucht anhand einer Analyse der Kinderfiguren aus „South Park“ die satirischen Anspielungen, die trotz der kindlichen Erscheinung eine gewisse Reife bedarf, um alle verstehen zu können. Nach der Erklärung der Begriffe Satire, Karikatur und dem Satirischen, wird die Serie vorgestellt und deren Protagonisten charakterisiert, bevor diese und Kinderfiguren anderer Satire-Serien analysiert werden, um deren Funktion auszumachen Auf den ersten Blick ist South Park ein knallbunter Zeichentrick mit extremen Charakteren und einem merkwürdigen Humor. Doch relativ schnell wird klar, dass sich weit mehr dahinter verbirgt als das Äußere vermuten lässt. Sobald man nämlich der Handlung folgt wird schnell klar: es ist eine Satire; genauer gesagt eine satirische Animationsserie. Dabei handelt es sich um seriell erzählte (Fernseh-)Produktionen, die sich visuell durch einen karikativen Animationsstil auszeichnen und narrativ satirisch mit den aktuellen weltlichen Geschehen auseinandersetzen. Bekannte Vertreter sind „The Simpsons“, „Family Guy“, „American Dad“ oder „South Park“. In „South Park“ bedingen gesellschaftliche Faktoren die Figurenkonstellation der voll-kommen unterschiedlichen Hauptcharaktere, die in den Kapiteln dieser Arbeit vorgestellt werden. Danach werden kurz Kinderfiguren aus anderen Serien wie beispielsweise „Familiy Guy“ vorgestellt und deren Funktionen grob erläutert. Ein Fazit schließt diese Arbeit ab.

Zwischen Tabubruch und Zensur

Author : Reinhard Presslaber

ISBN10 : 3656523037

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 596


Book Summary: Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Universität Wien (Theater-, Film- & Medienwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Begriff Zensur scheint in modernen und offenen Gesellschaften, die sich häufig durch eine gesetzlich abgesicherte Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit definieren, nur noch eine untergeordnete Rolle zu spielen. Aber ist dem auch wirklich so? Die vorliegende Arbeit geht dieser Frage auf den Grund und versucht anhand der US-amerikanischen Zeichentrickserie South Park gegenwärtige Formen von Zensur aufzuspüren und deren Hintergründe und Ursachen näher zu beleuchten. Dabei stehen drei große Themenkomplexe im Mittelpunkt. Bei der gesetzlichen Ebene liegt der Fokus zunächst auf den „klassischen“ Jugendschutzthemen Sexualität, Gewalt sowie einem vulgären Sprachgebrauch. Bei der religiös motivierten Zensurebene wird anschließend der Frage nachgegangen, ob religiöse Institutionen auch heute noch die notwendige Macht haben um Zensurmaßnahmen durchzusetzen. Hier bietet die bildliche Darstellung des muslimischen Propheten Mohammed, die in einigen Teilen des Islams verboten ist, ein sehr anschauliches Beispiel dafür, wie sich religiöse Tabus auch in säkularisierten Ländern manifestieren können. Abschließend werden gesellschaftlich relevante Tabuthemen thematisiert, die speziell unter dem Stichwort Political Correctness zur Geltung kommen und so den kulturellen Aspekt von Zensur offenbaren. Anhand aktueller Beispiele bei der Zeichentrickserie South Park zeigt sich dabei, welche Relevanz und Brisanz diese drei Zensurebenen auch in der heutigen Gesellschaft nach wie vor haben.

The Renaissance New Testament

Author : Yeager, Dr. Randolph

ISBN10 : 9781455611157

Publisher : Pelican Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1156


Book Summary: The Renaissance New Testament is a monumental 18-volume work more thanfifty years in the making. Randolph O. Yeager has realized here a lifelongdream, and created one of the most important biblical works of the twentiethcentury. It offers:The King James Version verse by verseThe Yeager translationExhaustive Greek/English concordanceLexicographical analysisEach Greek word in order of occurrenceGrammatical identificationThe Greek text verse by verseThe literal meaningA harmony of the GospelsCommentaryEach volume contains approximately 600 pages, with the complete set totalingmore than 10,000 pages. A true Renaissance man, Dr. Yeager holds a Ph.D. inAmerican history, took his seminary training at Northern Baptist TheologicalSeminary in Chicago, and is a former university professor. He has twelve yearsof experience as an evangelist and has spoken at Bible conferences inforty-five states. In 1988 the Laymen's National Bible Committee honored Yeagerwith a Citation of Appreciation for outstanding service to the Bible cause.Publishers Weekly featured an article on Yeager and the completion of TheRenaissance New Testament in its 1985 Spring Religious Books issue.

The Christian Christmas Condition

Author : Scott Rankin

ISBN10 : 1734084812

Publisher : Scott Rankin

Number of Pages : 196

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1749


Book Summary: What do you want for Christmas? We all hear this question everywhere, but author Scott Rankin invites us all to slow down for a moment and ask a different question... What does God want for Christmas? Our Lord desires that we become more Christ-like every day (1 Corinthians 11:1). To accomplish this goal, He tells us to renew our minds (Romans 12:2). But how do the Christmas holidays help accomplish this goal if so much busyness and stress make it hard to focus all our attention on Christ and completely rest in His peace? In an easy-to-read format, "The Christian Christmas Condition" takes a new and refreshing look by asking the question, “How does our Lord feel about Christmas today?” encouraging Christians of all ages to examine Christmas-time traditions from God's perspective. Filled with Bible references, this study will boost your faith, increase your knowledge, and strengthen you to fully honor Jesus in the midst of Christmas, traditions, and busy holiday activities, and reveal the secret of what God says in the Bible about Christmas today! Whether your family participates in Advent, Hanukkah, midnight mass, uses a Christmas tree, or watches for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, this powerful book encourages all Christians to become more Christ-like in our thinking and our actions each, and every day of the year... not just in the winter holidays!

Hollywood vs. America

Author : Michael Medved

ISBN10 : 0062046209

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1453


Book Summary: Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets. Michael Medved powerfully argues that the entertainment business follows its own dark obsessions, rather than giving the public what it wants: In fact, the audience for feature films and network television has demonstrated its profound disillusionment in recent years, with disastrous consequences for many entertainment companies. Meanwhile, overwhelming numbers of our fellow citizens complain about the wretched quality of our popular culture--describing the offerings of the mass media as the worst ever. Medved asserts that Hollywood ignores--and assaults--the values of ordinary American families, pursuing a self-destructive and alienated ideological agenda that is harmful to the nation at large and to the industry's own interests. In hard-hitting chapters on "The Attack on Religion," "The Addiction to Violence," "Promoting Promiscuity," "The Infatuation with Foul Language," "Kids Know Best," "Motivations for Madness," and other subjects, Medved outlines the underlying themes that turn up again and again in our popular culture. He also offers conclusive evidence of the frightening real-world impact of these messages on our society and our children. Finally, Medved shows where and how Hollywood took a disastrous wrong turn toward its current crisis, and he outlines promising efforts both in and outside the industry to restore a measure of sanity and restraint to our media of mass entertainment. Sure to elicit strong response, whether it takes the form of cheers of support or howls of enraged dissent, Hollywood vs. America confronts head-on one of the most significant issues of our times.

Jesus is Shalom

Author : Joseph A. Grassi

ISBN10 : 9780809143085

Publisher : Paulist Press

Number of Pages : 158

Category : Religion

Viewed : 719


Book Summary: Studies the meaning of peace found in the New Testament documents. The New Testament reveals that there was a struggle between true and deceptive meanings of peace around the time of Jesus and just after his death and resurrection and subsequent ascension.

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico

Author : Ralph Emerson Twitchell

ISBN10 : 0865346488

Publisher : Sunstone Press

Number of Pages : 764

Category : History

Viewed : 579


Book Summary: In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico's archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed. In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. "These archives," writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, "are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest." Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period. Volume Two of the two volumes focuses on the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, or SANM II. These 3,087 documents consist of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. The materials span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and indigenous peoples, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821. As is the case with Volume One, these documents tell many stories. They reflect, for example, the creation and maintenance of colonial society in New Mexico; itself founded upon the casting and construction of colonizing categories. Decisions made by popes, kings and viceroys thousands of miles away from New Mexico defined the lives of everyday citizens, as did the reports of governors and clergy sent back to their superiors. They represent the history of imperial power, conquest, and hegemony. Indeed, though the stories of indigenous people and women can be found in these documents, it may be fair to assume that not a single one of them was actually scripted by a woman or an American Indian during that time period. But there is another silence in this particular collection and series that is telling. Few pre-Revolt (1680) documents are contained in this collection. While the original colonial archive may well have contained thousands of documents that predate the European settlement of New Mexico in 1598, with the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, all but four of those documents were destroyed. For historians, the tragedy cannot be calculated. Nevertheless, this absence and silence is important in its own right and is a part of the story, told and imagined. Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Galvez, New Mexico State Historian"