|Author||: Dan W. Clanton, Jr.|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 2020-11-24|
|ISBN 10||: 9780190077471|
|Pages||: 640 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (9 users)|
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture written by Dan W. Clanton, Jr. and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of the reciprocal relationship between the Bible and popular culture has blossomed in the past few decades, and the time seems ripe for a broadly-conceived work that assesses the current state of the field, offers examples of work in that field, and suggests future directions for further study. This Handbook includes a wide range of topics organized under several broad themes, including biblical characters (such as Adam, Eve, David and Jesus) and themes (like Creation, Hell, and Apocalyptic) in popular culture; the Bible in popular cultural genres (for example, film, comics, and Jazz); and "lived" examples (such as museums and theme parks). The Handbook concludes with a section taking stock of methodologies and the impact of the field on teaching and publishing. The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture represents a major contribution to the field by some of its leading practitioners, and will be a key resource for the future development of the study of both the Bible and its role in American popular culture.