9780664235154-0664235158-The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture

The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture

ISBN-13: 9780664235154
ISBN-10: 0664235158
Author: Floyd-Thomas, Juan M., Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M., Toulouse, Mark G.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Format: Paperback 225 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780664235154
ISBN-10: 0664235158
Author: Floyd-Thomas, Juan M., Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M., Toulouse, Mark G.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Format: Paperback 225 pages

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Acknowledged authors Floyd-Thomas, Juan M., Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M., Toulouse, Mark G. wrote The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture comprising 225 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0664235158 and 9780664235154. Since then The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture—body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology—that function as "altars" where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. "For better or worse," the authors write, "we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars." Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States.

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