Item description for Great Awakenings: Popular Religion and Popular Culture (Haworth Popular Culture) by Marshall W. Fishwick, Frank Hoffmann & Beulah B. Ramirez...
Overview Taking a sweeping look at religion in America, Fishwick argues that popular religion can take many shapes and forms, it can wax and wane, but it cannot be eliminated or ignored. Fishwick fears that in recent times religion has become captive of the culture and its values. He deliver's his message with a mixture of humor, scholarly insight, and vivid writing.
Publishers Description As religious fervor grows, Dr. Fishwick, a recipient of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Lifetime Achievement from The American Culture Association, takes a sweeping look at religion in the United States--the country with the highest church attendance in the Western world. Popular religion can take many shapes and forms. It can wax and wane, but it cannot be eliminated or ignored. That is what prompted him to write Great Awakenings: Popular Religion and Popular Culture.He ponders how religion affects American life and popular culture, and why religion has become a major force in contemporary politics. How has the Electronic Revolution furthered the religious right? What does popular religion tell us about popular culture? And about our faith?He identifies and explores five great religious revivals or "Great Awakenings: " the Atlantic Seaboard Awakening the Urban Awakening the Modernist Awakening the Celebrity Preacher Awakening the Electronic AwakeningFishwick explores the current events preceding and during each awakening, its leaders, followers, and critics. Great Awakenings gives a new understanding of the American religious past and leaves us with an anticipation for the next great awakening.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 6" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 1994
ISBN 1560238585 ISBN13 9781560238584
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More About Marshall W. Fishwick, Frank Hoffmann & Beulah B. Ramirez
Marshall W. Fishwick, Virginia Tech - A founding father of popular culture studies in the U.S., Professor Fishwick currently teaches at Marshall University. He holds degrees from The University of Virginia and Yale University. In addition to the thirty books he has authored, Professor Fishwick spent three years in the Navy as an officer during World War II. Professor Fishwick, along with three of his colleagues founded the Popular Culture Association, a scholarly organization devoted to the study of popular culture.