Popular Culture Can No Longer Be Exclusively Seen As A Source Of Escapism It Can Amuse, Entertain, Instruct, And Relax People, But What If It Provides Inspiration For Religion The Church Of All Worlds, The Church Of Satan And Jediism From The Star Wars Series Are But Three Examples Of New Religious Groups That Have Been Greatly Inspired By Popular Culture To Re Create A Religious Message These Are Hyper Real Religions, That Is A Simulacrum Of A Religion Partly Created Out Of Popular Culture Which Provides Inspiration For Believers Consumers These Postmodern Expressions Of Religion Are Likely To Be Consumed And Individualised, And Thus Have Relevance To The Self Than To A Community And Or Congregation On The Other Hand, Religious Fundamentalist Groups Tend, At Times, To Resist This Synergy Between Popular Culture And Religion, And At Other Times, Re Appropriate Popular Culture To Promote Their Own Religion Examples Of This Re Appropriation Are Christian Super Hero Comics And Role Playing Games, Bible Based PC Games, And White Metal Music To Explore These New Phenomena, This Book Views Itself As The Hyper Real Testament Of These New Religious Phenomena By Addressing The Theories, Among Many Others, Of Baudrillard, Jameson And Lipovetsky, And By Exploring The Use Of Fictions Such As Those From Harry Potter,The Matrix,Star Trek,Buffy And The Lord Of The Rings.
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- 176 pages
- Religion And Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament (Gods, Humans, and Religions)
- Adam Possamai
- 01 April 2017 Adam Possamai