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Everyday Theology : How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends - Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Everyday Theology

How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780801031670
Number Of Pages: 288

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Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it's not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they inhabit every day so that they can understand how it affects them and how they can affect it. If theology is the ministry of the Word to the world, everyday theologians need to know something about that world, and Everyday Theology shows them how to understand their culture make an impact on it. Engaging and full of fresh young voices, this book is the first in the new Cultural Exegesis series.

A Reader's Guide: How to Use This Bookp. 7
Introduction: Toward a Theory of Cultural Interpretation
What Is Everyday Theology? How and Why Christians Should Read Culturep. 15
Reading Cultural Texts
The Gospel according to Safeway: The Checkout Line and the Good Lifep. 63
Despair and Redemption: A Theological Account of Eminemp. 81
The High Price of Unity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 99
Between City and Steeple: Looking at Megachurch Architecturep. 115
Swords, Sandals, and Saviors: Visions of Hope in Ridley Scott's Gladiatorp. 133
Interpreting Cultural Trends
The Business of Busyness: Or, What Should We Make of Martha?p. 155
Welcome to the Blogospherep. 173
Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trendp. 191
Fantasy Funerals and Other Designer Ways of Going Out in Stylep. 209
Concluding Untheoretical Postscript
Putting It into Practice: Weddings for Everyday Theologiansp. 229
Glossary of Methodological Termsp. 247
Notesp. 254
Everyday Theologians Informationp. 281
Subject Indexp. 282
Scripture Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780801031670
ISBN-10: 0801031672
Series: Cultural Exegesis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: Annotated