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Everyday Apocalypse : the sacred revealed in Radiohead, the Simpsons, and other pop culture icons / David Dark.

By: Dark, David, 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, ©2002Description: 160 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 158743055X; 9781587430558.Subject(s): Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Christianity and culture | Mass media -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticismDDC classification: 261
Contents:
Flip the script -- You think you been redeemed -- Impossible laughter -- Bearing witness -- Living in fiction -- Boogie nights of the living dead -- Daylight is a dream if you've lived with your eyes closed -- Apocalyptic xenophilia.
Summary: "The term apocalypse usually evokes images of mass destruction. Our attempts to interpret the apocalyptic language and imagery of the Book of Revelation often take us far afield from our day-to-day existence. David Dark challenges this removed definition of apocalypse, calling his readers back to the root of the word, which is 'revelation.' Dark calls us to imagine apocalypse as a more 'watchful way of being' in the world. Focusing on the epiphanic quality of apocalyptic insight, Dark draws on the wisdom of popular culture--including The Simpsons, Beck, and Coen brothers' films--to expose the 'moral bankruptcy of our imaginations.' Ultimately, Dark leads us toward the apocalypse as an affirming yet honest estimation of ourselves and a call to other-centeredness in the here and now. This engaging book holds enormous appeal for readers interested in the pursuit of everyday spirituality and will delight literary and film critics, as well as anyone seriously interested in popular culture." -- Publisher's Website.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160).

Flip the script -- You think you been redeemed -- Impossible laughter -- Bearing witness -- Living in fiction -- Boogie nights of the living dead -- Daylight is a dream if you've lived with your eyes closed -- Apocalyptic xenophilia.

"The term apocalypse usually evokes images of mass destruction. Our attempts to interpret the apocalyptic language and imagery of the Book of Revelation often take us far afield from our day-to-day existence. David Dark challenges this removed definition of apocalypse, calling his readers back to the root of the word, which is 'revelation.' Dark calls us to imagine apocalypse as a more 'watchful way of being' in the world. Focusing on the epiphanic quality of apocalyptic insight, Dark draws on the wisdom of popular culture--including The Simpsons, Beck, and Coen brothers' films--to expose the 'moral bankruptcy of our imaginations.' Ultimately, Dark leads us toward the apocalypse as an affirming yet honest estimation of ourselves and a call to other-centeredness in the here and now. This engaging book holds enormous appeal for readers interested in the pursuit of everyday spirituality and will delight literary and film critics, as well as anyone seriously interested in popular culture." -- Publisher's Website.

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