Escape into the Future: Cultural Pessimism and its Religious Dimension in Contemporary American Popular Culture

By: Glenn W. Shuck (Author), John M. Stroup (Author)

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"Escape into the Future" analyzes the power of pessimism, showing links between present-day religious pessimism and the nihilism of popular culture. Stroup and Shuck rummage through interesting and eclectic body of pop culture--from "Fight Club" to "X-Files" to the "Left Behind" series--pointing out the presence of pessimistic themes throughout. This volume identifies and illuminates the religious language used in these works to articulate America's need to escape from its present cultural path and, ultimately, provide hope that it might do so.

Title: Escape into the Future: Cultural Pessimism and its Religious Dimension in Contemporary American Popular Culture

Author Name: Glenn W. Shuck (Author), John M. Stroup (Author)

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Publisher: U.S.A., Baylor University Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 193279252X

ISBN Number 13: 9781932792522

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 115206

Description: New. Escape into the Future: Cultural Pessimism and its Religious Dimension in Contemporary American Popular Culture By Glenn W. Shuck (Author), John M. Stroup (Author) Product Details Paperback: 363 pages Publisher: Baylor University Press (September 1, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 193279252X ISBN-13: 9781932792522 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

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