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Title:Breaking the Sound Barrier, Breaking Faith: How Some Evangelical Christians Perceive Representations of Christianity in Contemporary Film
Author(s):Rendleman, Todd Darren
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Carolyn E. Taylor
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Religion, General
Abstract:Overall, the participants' reactions to movies suggest a genre of response that revolves around the practices of spiritual discernment. Whether discerning what type of filmic content is appropriate to view or whether a character in a film is a "true" Christian, the participants' viewing practices are interwoven with their religious practices of spiritual discernment. Explaining a narrative code of conversion and memorizing biblical passages are cultural competencies that are learned through the participants' evangelical social formations. Studying and meditating on the Bible as a daily practice and hearing sermons where the narrative code of conversion is explained each week are activities that prepare the participants to bring these practices to bear---on their own terms---within the realm of reading and reacting to popular culture.
Issue Date:1999
Description:368 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944983
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999

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