Should Christians w00t or wail about the scope and power of modern entertainment? Maybe both. But first, Christians should think theologically about our human passion to be enteprtained as it relates to the popular culture that entertains us. Avoiding the one-size-fits-all celebrations and condemnations that characterize the current fad of pop culture analyses, this book engages entertainments case by case, uncovering the imaginative patterns and shaping power of our amusements. Individual chapters weave together analyses of entertainment forms, formats, technologies, trends, contents, and audiences to display entertainment as a multifaceted formational ecology.Oprah regularly does that with a narrative arc that moves from problem to solution : guests present some kind of problem or crisis, ... of overcoming disadvantage and the prospect of positive transformation through good advice and willpower.
|Title||:||iPod, YouTube, Wii Play|
|Author||:||D. Brent Laytham|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2012-10-10|