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Title:Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Cultural Exegesis)
Info:Baker Academic (2007), Paperback, 288 pages
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Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Cultural Exegesis) by Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Editor)



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Applied Theology is the goal of every serious exegete. This title facilitates that objective with integrity and focus. ( )
  igniteus | May 27, 2013 |
In some sense, culture is theology. The world is full of cultural texts and trends which answer (whether explicitly or implicitly) basic theological questions (e.g. Why are we here? What is the good life?). Vanhoozer’s (et al.) purpose is two part: (1) to provide a method for believers to interpret the cultural world theologically, to tease out the theology of everyday culture – from the movies to the shopping mall, from architecture to politics; and (2) to provide some concrete examples of this method in action. The first chapter is written by Vanhoozer and provides the basic philosophy and methodology of this approach. Each of the subsequent chapters is written by a former graduate student of Vanhoozer’s and applies this method to specific cultural texts (e.g. the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the movie Gladiator) or cultural trends (e.g. blogging or “fantasy funerals”). In all, Everyday Theology is an excellent introduction to cultural hermeneutics, providing principles, application, and further resources. A. ( )
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added by Christa_Josh | editMission Studies, Bradford McCall (Jan 1, 2010)
This book is highly recommended for pastors, students, evangelists, Sunday school teachers, and other church leaders.
added by Christa_Josh | editBibliotheca Sacra, Glenn R. Kreider (Apr 1, 2009)
Overall, Everyday Theology is a useful, well-written, and timely work that seeks to provide Christians with a heightened sense of cultural literacy. Everyday Theology will equip its readers with the skills for understanding the intimate relationship between culture, theology, and the Christian life. The method employed here gives the reader a sophisticated matrix that draws on different disciplines and properly orders them according to their respective merit. The method also attends to the wider milieu in which the text or trend emerged. This book is a lively, engaging, and accessible description of interpreting culture that is sorely needed today.
added by Christa_Josh | editJournal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Timothy J. Yoder (Dec 1, 2007)

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Vanhoozer, Kevin J.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Charles A.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sleasman, Michael J.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Charles A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, Justin A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eppinette, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawson, Jeremy D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peays, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarisky, DarrenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sleasman, Michael J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, David G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vanhoozer, Kevin J.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, Premkumar D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it's not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they inhabit every day so that they can understand how it affects them and how they can affect it. If theology is the ministry of the Word to the world, everyday theologians need to know something about that world, and Everyday Theology shows them how to understand their culture make an impact on it. Engaging and full of fresh young voices, this book is the first in the new Cultural Exegesis series.

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