Pop culture wars: religion & the role of entertainment in American life

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Dan Quayle versus Murphy Brown.Madonna and MTV.Pulp Fiction.Gangsta rap.V-chip legislation.Entertainment has long been a source of controversy in American life. It may be, as one prominent magazine has noted, "the ultimate instance of American mixed feelings." On the one hand, American popular culture is enormously desired, captivating audiences around the world. On the other hand, more and more critics blame it for the breakdown of morals and even civilization itself.The debates over entertainment are especially volatile because they include not only controversial subjects such as sex and violence, but religion as well. Surely Christians and other religious citizens have important things to contribute to what is, after all, a discussion of morality. But too often their contributions have been ill-informed, unreflective and reactionary.In his latest book, William Romanowski brings something desperately needed to the discussion: an informed, systematic and challenging Christian perspective. Comprehensive and historically revealing, Pop Culture Wars bids to accomplish nothing less than reframe and render more constructive a crucial but angry cultural debate.
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subject_facet Amusements -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Amusements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Christianity and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Culture conflict -- United States, Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- Religion -- 1960-
title_display Pop culture wars : religion & the role of entertainment in American life
title_full Pop culture wars : religion & the role of entertainment in American life / William D. Romanowski
title_short Pop culture wars :
title_sub religion & the role of entertainment in American life
topic_facet Amusements, Christianity, Christianity and culture, Culture conflict, History, Popular culture, Religion, Religious aspects