The Messiah Formerly Known as Jesus: Dispatches from the Intersection of Christianity and Pop Culture

Baylor University Press, 2008 - 228 páginas
The book presents a humorous look at contemporary Christianity through the skewed lens of the Internet Theologian, a pompous, absurdly self-important pundit whose confidence in his pronouncements is perhaps matched only by his utter lack of basic information about his subject matter. Believing that the only thing a real theologian needs is a cable modem, the Internet Theologian touches on Christianity's relationship with music, sports, best-selling novels, and holidays, among others. The book also includes a handy field guide to the various ways Americans interpret Jesus.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - MorganH - LibraryThing

This book was an absolute hoot -- I haven't laughed out loud so often in quite a while. If you know at least some basics about the Christian faith and actual church history, and didn't have your sense ... Leer comentario completo

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With this book, I did what I never do. I returned it to the store. It looked like it would be an interesting look at how modern Christianity has developed a pop culture all its own. That’s what the ... Leer comentario completo

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Tom Breen currently works as a reporter for The Associated Press. As "The Internet Theologian," his online musings about faith have been read by literally dozens of people, or, possibly, by one person with dozens of LiveJournal accounts. He lives in West Virginia.

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