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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 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.



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.



Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft Author Peter Shelley
ISBN-10 9781476662428
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 196
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Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) was an American film, television and stage actress, stage producer and film director. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won the "Triple Crown"--an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. Her stage portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in 1959. She reprised the role for the 1962 film of the same name, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, but was perhaps best known as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Her extensive television work included numerous roles in movies and series, including Deep in My Heart (1999), for which she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. A filmography/videography and information about DVD availability are included.



Mysticism Sacred and Profane

Mysticism Sacred and Profane Author R. C. Zaehner
ISBN-10 OCLC:906412084
Release 1978
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.



Profane Sacred

Profane   Sacred Author Bridget A. Kevane
ISBN-10 0742543153
Release 2008
Pages 151
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Profane & Sacred analyzes the role of religion in Latino-American literature, exploring questions of cultural and community identity, theology, and spiritual practices.



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.



More

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.



The Sacred Is the Profane

The Sacred Is the Profane Author William Arnal
ISBN-10 9780199877195
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 264
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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.



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.



Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art Author Dawn Perlmutter
ISBN-10 0791441628
Release 1999-05-27
Pages 168
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Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.



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 UVA:X030276385
Release 2007-12-15
Pages 185
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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 Lyre of Orpheus

The Lyre of Orpheus Author Christopher Partridge
ISBN-10 9780199751402
Release 2013-12
Pages 368
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The study of religion and popular culture is an increasingly significant area of scholarly inquiry. Surprisingly, however, Christopher Partridge's The Lyre of Orpheus is the first general introduction to the subject of religion and popular music. His aim in this book is to introduce a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives to be used in the study of religion and popular music and popular music subcultures. He addresses a range of issues from postcolonialism to postmodernism,from sex to drugs, from violence to the demonic, and from misogyny to misanthropy. Part One provides a general overview of the history of popular music scholarship and the key approaches that have been taken. Part Two looks at approaches from the perspectives of theology and religious studies, examining key themes relating to particular genres and subcultures. Part Three narrows the focus and examines key artists and bands mentioned in Part Two, including Elvis, Bob Dylan, Madonna and Bjork. Written to be accessible to the undergraduate, The Lyre of Orpheus will also appeal to general readers interested in the role of religion in our culture.