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Sacred Profanity

Sacred Profanity Author Aubrey Dillon-Malone
ISBN-10 9780313379222
Release 2010
Pages 342
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This book offers a history of films with Biblical, spiritual, and supernatural themes. * Comprises discussions of 184 films with religious, spiritual, or supernatural themes * Includes quotes from over 100 actors, producers, directors, and critics * Presents 22 seminal images from Biblical epics, films featuring priests and nuns and also films dealing with symbolic sacramental themes * Offers an extensive bibliography of print and online sources for further reading * Provides a comprehensive filmography of all movies discussed in the book

Anime Religion and Spirituality

Anime  Religion and Spirituality Author Katharine Buljan
ISBN-10 1781791104
Release 2014-10-31
Pages 256
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Barely a century has passed since anime (Japanese animation) was first screened to a Western audience. Over time the number of anime genres and generic hybrids have significantly grown. These have been influenced and inspired by various historical and cultural phenomena, one of which - Japanese native religion and spirituality - this book argues is important and dominant. There have always been anime lovers in the West, but today that number is growing exponentially. This is intriguing as many Japanese anime directors and studios initially created works that were not aimed at a Western audience at all. The mutual imbrication of the profane and sacred worlds in anime, along with the profound reciprocal relationship between 'Eastern' (Japanese) and 'Western' (chiefly American) culture in the development of the anime artistic form, form the twin narrative arcs of the book. One of the most significant contributions of this book is the analysis of the employment of spiritual and religious motifs by directors. The reception of this content by fans is also examined. The appeal of anime to aficionados is, broadly speaking, the appeal of the spiritual in a post-religious world, in which personal identity and meaning in life may be crafted from popular cultural texts which offer an immersive and enchanting experience that, for many in the modern world, is more thrilling and authentic than 'real life'. In the past, religions posited that after human existence on earth had ceased, the individual soul would be reincarnated again, or perhaps reside in heaven. In the early twenty-first century, spiritual seekers still desire a life beyond that of everyday reality, and just as passionately believe in the existence of other worlds and the afterlife. However, the other worlds are the fantasy landscapes and outer space settings of anime (and other popular cultural forms), and the afterlife the digital circuitry and electronic impulses of the Internet. These important new understandings of religion and the spiritual underpin anime's status as a major site of new religious and spiritual inspiration in the West, and indeed, the world.

The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane Author Mircea Eliade
ISBN-10 015679201X
Release 1959
Pages 256
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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

The Bible in Motion

The Bible in Motion Author Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch
ISBN-10 9781614513261
Release 2016-09-12
Pages 956
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This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of original studies by well-known scholars focusing on the Bible’s wide-ranging reception in world cinema. It is organized into sections examining the rich cinematic afterlives of selected characters from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; considering issues of biblical reception across a wide array of film genres, ranging from noir to anime; featuring directors, from Lee Chang-dong to the Coen brothers, whose body of work reveals an enduring fascination with biblical texts and motifs; and offering topical essays on cinema’s treatment of selected biblical themes (e.g., lament, apocalyptic), particular interpretive lenses (e.g., feminist interpretation, queer theory), and windows into biblical reception in a variety of world cinemas (e.g., Indian, Israeli, and Third Cinema). This handbook is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a wider general audience.

The Sacred Is the Profane

The Sacred Is the Profane Author William Edward Arnal
ISBN-10 9780199757114
Release 2012-12-27
Pages 240
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The Sacred is the Profane collects nine essays by William Arnal and Russell McCutcheon that advance current scholarly debates on secularism-debates. The essays return, again and again, to the question of what "religion"—word and concept—accomplishes, now, for those who employ it, whether at the popular, political, or scholarly level. The focus here is on the efficacy, costs, and the tactical work carried out by dividing the world between religious and political, church and state, sacred and profane.

The Postmodern Sacred

The Postmodern Sacred Author Emily McAvan
ISBN-10 9780786492824
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 194
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"This volume examines pop-culture spirituality, or "postmodern sacred," showing how consumers use the symbols contained in explicitly "unreal" texts to gain a second-hand experience of transcendence and belief. It shows how today's pervasive, saturated media culture has utterly collapsed the sacred/profane binary and shapes how the religious appears and is experienced in the contemporary world"--Provided by publisher.

Consumption and Spirituality

Consumption and Spirituality Author Diego Rinallo
ISBN-10 9780415889117
Release 2013
Pages 280
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This book sheds light on the consumption of spiritual products, services, experiences, and places through state-of-the-art studies by leading and emerging scholars in interpretive consumer research, marketing, sociology, anthropology, cultural, and religious studies. The collection brings together fresh views and scholarship on a cultural tension that is at the centre of the lives of countless individuals living in postmodern societies: the relationship between the material and the spiritual, the sacred and the profane. The book examines how a variety of agents – religious institutions, spiritual leaders, marketers and consumers – interact and co-create spiritual meanings in a post-disenchanted society that has been defined as a 'supermarket of the soul.' Consumption and Spirituality examines not only religious organizations, but also brands and marketers and the way they infuse their products, services and experiences with spiritual meanings that flow freely in the circuit of culture and can be appropriated by consumers even without purchase acts. From a consumer perspective, the book investigates how spiritual beliefs, practices, and experiences are now embedded into a global consumer culture. Rather than condemning consumption, the chapters in this book highlight consumers' agency and the creative processes through which authentic spiritual meanings are co-created from a variety of sources, local and global, and sacred and profane alike.

Mysticism Sacred and Profane

Mysticism Sacred and Profane Author Robert Charles Zaehner
ISBN-10 OCLC:869414635
Release 1969
Pages 256
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Mysticism Sacred and Profane has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mysticism Sacred and Profane also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mysticism Sacred and Profane book for free.

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema Author Kenneth R. Morefield
ISBN-10 9781443832793
Release 2011-07-13
Pages 250
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Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume II continues the work presented in the first volume of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will give readers an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume II contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first entry of the series (such as Godard and Kurosawa) while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working (for example, Andersson, and von Trier). While retaining a truly international emphasis—it includes essays about directors from the United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, India, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Japan—Volume II also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume II also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from such varied disciplines as New Testament Studies, Clinical Psychology, Art History, and Medieval History. It also seeks to broaden the understanding of ‘faith’ and ‘spirituality,’ examining how the meaning of such terms changes as the cultures that produce the art that defines them continues to evolve.

The Sacred and the Cinema

The Sacred and the Cinema Author Sheila J. Nayar
ISBN-10 9781441158710
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 198
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A unique epistemic approach to manifestations of the sacred onscreen.


More Author Mariah McKenzie
ISBN-10 9781785352638
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 272
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Have you ever wanted More? Not more stuff . . . or success . . . or fame . . . but more intimacy, more connection, more mystery, more awe. When Mariah McKenzie finds her husband and her best friend in bed together, she is launched on a forbidding and transcendent journey. Reeling from a life turned upside down, Mariah and her husband Jake don’t separate, but resolve to search together for a deeper connection - for more.

Sacred Stories Spiritual Tribes

Sacred Stories  Spiritual Tribes Author Nancy Tatom Ammerman
ISBN-10 9780199917365
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 376
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Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. In addition to interviews and observation, Ammerman bases her findings on a photo elicitation exercise and oral diaries, offering a window into the presence and absence of religion and spirituality in ordinary lives and in ordinary physical and social spaces. The stories come from a diverse array of ninety-five Americans — both conservative and liberal Protestants, African American Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Wiccans, and people who claim no religious or spiritual proclivities — across a range that stretches from committed religious believers to the spiritually neutral. Ammerman surveys how these people talk about what spirituality is, how they seek and find experiences they deem spiritual, and whether and how religious traditions and institutions are part of their spiritual lives.

To Touch the Face of God

To Touch the Face of God Author Kendrick Oliver
ISBN-10 9781421407883
Release 2012-12-05
Pages 229
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." In 1968 the world watched as Earth rose over the moonscape, televised from the orbiting Apollo 8 mission capsule. Radioing back to Houston on Christmas Eve, astronauts recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. In fact, many of the astronauts found space flight to be a religious experience. To Touch the Face of God is the first book-length historical study of the relationship between religion and the U.S. space program. Kendrick Oliver explores the role played by religious motivations in the formation of the space program and discusses the responses of religious thinkers such as Paul Tillich and C. S. Lewis. Examining the attitudes of religious Americans, Oliver finds that the space program was a source of anxiety as well as inspiration. It was not always easy for them to tell whether it was a godly or godless venture. Grounded in original archival research and the study of participant testimonies, this book also explores one of the largest petition campaigns of the post-war era. Between 1969 and 1975, more than eight million Americans wrote to NASA expressing support for prayer and bible-reading in space. Oliver’s study is rigorous and detailed but also contemplative in its approach, examining the larger meanings of mankind’s first adventures in "the heavens."

Between Sacred and Profane

Between Sacred and Profane Author Gordon Lynch
ISBN-10 9780857710826
Release 2007-11-28
Pages 224
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Over the past ten years there has been an explosion of interest in how religion and the sacred connect with the media and cultures of everyday life. How are religious communities, identities and rituals being transformed by new media such as the internet? What is the significance of the media when for many people it becomes the primary source of images and of an encounter with religious traditions? Do the media and popular culture themselves take on religious significance, and how do people make use of these popular resources to 'do' religion in the contemporary world? As researchers have tried to answer these and other questions, a growing body of literature has begun to develop. Between Sacred and Profane offers a major review of this young and exciting field of scholarship, highlighting both its achievements and flaws, and setting out an agenda for its next phase of study. The book is an invaluable guide and handbook for beginning students who are looking for a first overview of the key issues and debates, as well as for more experienced scholars who wish to reflect on how their work will develop in future. Between Sacred and Profane will be required reading for courses in theology, religion and contemporary culture for many years to come.

The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane Author Steve Barney
ISBN-10 9781615793693
Release 2009-10
Pages 488
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Long considered the product of imagination and superstition, the world's sacred writings compile what is often thought to be an archaic world view. Yet, many of these sacred writings describe a nature of reality that is in striking parallel to emerging modern scientific theory. Still more shocking is the similarity between the entities described in the Bible and those described within the reports of modern paranormal events! Does modern science and the Bible agree about the nature of reality? Is it possible that life exists in other dimensions? Who built many of the ancient civilizations upon earth? What is the purpose of modern day paranormal events? Are the entities described in modern day paranormal reports mankind's helpers? Can earth soon expect a coming Messiah?The Sacred and The Profane presents a mesmerizing framework describing not just a hidden past, but a potentially dark and sinister future for the inhabitants of Earth!

Art from the Sacred to the Profane

Art from the Sacred to the Profane Author Frithjof Schuon
ISBN-10 9781933316352
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 143
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This edition of renowned philosopher Frithjof Schuon's writings on the subject of art, selected and edited by his wife Catherine Schuon, contains over 270 photographs 200 color and 70 black and white. He then deals with the spiritual significance of the artistic productions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Far-Eastern world, while also covering the subjects of beauty and the sense of the sacred, the crafts, poetry, music, and dance, and dress and ambience.

From Heaven to Arcadia

From Heaven to Arcadia Author Ingrid Drake Rowland
ISBN-10 1590171233
Release 2005
Pages 294
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A collection of essays on Renaissance art and culture covers the careers and work of Caravaggio, Corrieggio, Botticelli, Titian, Leonardo, and many others, exploring themes of eroticism and sexuality in literature as well as the Renaissance fascination with ancient Egypt.