Religion and Popular Culture in America, 3rd Ed.

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David Forbes, Jeffrey H. Mahan
  • Oakland, CA: 
    University of California Press
    , March
     2017.
     464 pages.
     $34.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780520291461.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by John Lyden forthcoming.

Description

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With seventy-five percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised and updated throughout to provide greater religious diversity in its topics and address critical developments in the study of religion and popular culture.
 
Ideal for classroom use, this expanded volume

  • gives increased attention to the implications of digital culture and the increasingly interactive quality of popular culture
  • provides a framework to help students understand and appreciate the work in diverse fields, methods, and perspectives
  • contains an updated introduction, discussion questions, and other instructional tool
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Bruce David Forbes is professor of religious studies at Morningside College. He is the author of Christmas: A Candid History and America's Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories.
 
Jeffrey H. Mahan holds the Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in religion and public communication at the Iliff School of Theology. His books include Religion, Media, and Culture: An Introduction, Shared Wisdom, and American Television Genres.

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