This introductory text provides students with a ‘toolbox’ of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically concerning the ways by which popular cultural practices and products, especially those regarded as as varieties of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature full of life and latest case study material and outline relevant theory and methods for analysis. A number of the areas covered are religion and food, violence, music, tv and videogames. Each and every entry is followed by a helpful summary, glossary, bibliography, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading/viewing. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture offers a valuable entry point into an exciting and swiftly evolving field of study.
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