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Christmas as religion : rethinking Santa, the secular and the sacred

Autor: Christopher Deacy
Editorial: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Serie: UPSO - Oxford University Press E-Books.
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Inglés (eng) : First editionVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Christopher Deacy explores the premise that religion plays an elementary role in our understanding of the Christmas festival, but takes issue with much of the existing literature which is inclined to limit the contours and parameters of 'religion' to particular representations and manifestations of institutional forms of Christianity. 'Religion' is often tacitly identified as having an ecclesiastical frame of  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Electronic books
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Formato físico adicional: Print version:
Deacy, Christopher.
Christmas as religion. The relationship between sacred and secular.
Corby : Oxford University Press 2016
(OCoLC)929590883
Tipo de material: Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento Recurso internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: Christopher Deacy
ISBN: 9780191069550 0191069558 9780191816192 0191816191 0198754566 9780198754565
Número OCLC: 957616962
Descripción: 1 online resource (xi, 223 pages)
Contenido: Cover; Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction: The Parameters of this Book; 1: What is Christmas?; WHY IS CHRISTMAS SIGNIFICANT?; 2: Revisiting the Religious Origins and Essence of Christmas; THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS; THE DICKENS CONNECTION; FROM SCROOGE TO SANTA . . .TO JESUS?; RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SANTA AND JESUS; 3: Is Christmas a 'Secular' Religion?; A REFRAMING OF THE PARAMETERS; CHRISTMAS JUNIOR CHOICE; RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE DEFINITION AND STUDY OF RELIGION. THE NEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM BINARIES4: Christmas as a Site of Implicit Religion; WHAT IS IMPLICIT RELIGION?; THE DISTINCTIVENESS AND IMPACT OF IMPLICIT RELIGION; HOW MIGHT CHRISTMAS FUNCTION AS A SITE OF IMPLICIT RELIGION?; 5: Christmas Films and the Persistence of the Supernatural; CHRISTMAS MOVIES AS VESSELS OF TRANSFORMATION AND RENEWAL; THE PARADOX OF ESCAPISM; CRITICAL VS. POPULAR INTERPRETATIONS OF CHRISTMAS FILMS; JUXTAPOSING THE TRANSCENDENT AND THE SECULAR; 6: Reframing Christmas and the Religion of Materialism; RELIGION AND CONSUMER CAPITALISM. CHRISTMAS'S INDISSOLUBLE ASSOCIATION WITH THE ECONOMYPROBLEMS WITH THE RELIGION OF COMMERCIALIZATION; FINDING THE SPIRITUAL IN THE MIDST OF THE MATERIAL: THE PARADOX OF CHRISTMAS FILMS; CONCLUSION: MOVING BEYOND THE MATERIAL; Bibliography; Index.
Título de la serie: UPSO - Oxford University Press E-Books.
Responsabilidad: Christopher Deacy.

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This work develops critical links between modern representations of Christmas and the category of religion.  Leer más
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Deacy's book is abundantly topical and interesting-where it leaves questions unanswered, it lays a foundation for others to build upon. Christmas as Religion joins a growing body of scholarship on Leer más

 
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