A Sacred Look

Becoming Cultural Mystics - Theology of Popular Culture

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Nancy Usselmann
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , April
     2018.
     178 pages.
     $21.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781532635717.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

How should a follower of Christ engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy challenges Christians today to delve deep into the rich theological tradition of the church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is truly human. The artists of popular culture sometimes unwittingly seek transcendence while grappling with some of humanity’s most profound existential longings. The cultural mystics of today point out those needs of humanity in the culture’s artifacts in order to enter into dialogue with those who seek something beyond what this world satisfies. The anthropological-sacramental-incarnational paradigm presented gives us this ability to take a sacred look of the culture and offer the joy of the Gospel, Christ who is the answer of all humanity’s yearnings!

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Nancy Usselmann is a Daughter of St. Paul and the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, California. She is a media literacy education specialist and theologian, a national speaker, blogger, and reviewer of films on bemediamindful.org.

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