Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (BOK)

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This title explores the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. Comic books have increasingly become a vehicle for serious social commentary and, specifically, for innovative religious thought. Practitioners of both traditional religions and new religious movements have begun to employ comics as a missionary tool, while humanists and religious progressives use comics' unique fusion of text and image to criticize traditional theologies and to offer alternatives. Addressing the increasing fervor with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, "Graven Images" explores with real insight the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. In essays by scholars and comics creators, "Graven Images" observes the frequency with which religious material - in devout, educational, satirical, or critical contexts - occurs in both independent and mainstream comics. Contributors identify the unique advantages of the comics medium for religious messages; analyze how comics communicate such messages; place the religious messages contained in comics books in appropriate cultural, social, and historical frameworks; and, articulate the significance of the innovative theologies being developed in comics.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
CONTINUUM TRADE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9780826430267 Antall sider 384
Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 2,5cm Vekt 567 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende A. David Lewis, Anne Blankenship, Beth Davies, Christine Hoff Kraemer, Emily Taylor Merriman, Greg Metcalf, Kate Netzler, Kerr Houston, Megan Goodwin, Steve Jungkeit
Emner og form Religion: general, Graphic novels: history & criticism