Pop culture talks to the Bible; the Bible talks back; we listen in

Here's the majority of the table of contents for The Bible in/and Popular Culture: A Creative Encounter, Philip Culbertson and Elaine M. Wainwright, editors. The book was published last month by the Society of Biblical Literature.

Introduction: Elaine M. Wainwright

Texts and Their Afterlives: 1…in Literature: A Frame

1. Some Novel Remarks about Popular Culture and Religion:
Salman Rushdie and the Adaptation of Sacred Texts
Michael Gilmour

Texts and Their Afterlives: 2…in Music and Other Multi-Media

2. Red Dirt God:
Divine Silence and the Search for Transcendent Beauty in the Music of Emmylou Harris
Mark McEntire

3. “Here, There, and Everywhere”:
Images of Jesus in American Popular Culture
Dan W. Clanton, Jr.

4. ‘Tis a Pity She’s (Still) a Whore:
Popular Music’s Ambivalent Resistance to the Reclamation of Mary Magdalene
Philip Culbertson

5. Spittin’, Cursin’, and Outin’:
Hip-Hop Apocalypse in the Imperial Necropolis
Jim Perkinson

6. The Bible and Reggae: Liberation or Subjugation?
Noel Leo Erskine

7. “Help Me Make It Through the Night”:
Narrating Class and Country Music in the Theology of Paul
Tex Sample

8. Jesus of the Moon: Nick Cave’s Christology
Roland Boer

9. Prophetic Voices in Graphic Novels:
The “Comic and Tragic Vision” of Apocalyptic Rhetoric in Kingdom Come and Watchmen
Terry Ray Clark

10. Reading “Pop-wise”:
The Very Fine Art of “Making Do” When Reading the Bible in bro’Town
Steve Taylor

Texts and Their Afterlives: 3…in Literature Again: A Frame

11. Daemons and Angels: The End of the World according to Philip Pullman
Tina Pippin


12. Close Encounters: The Bible as Pre-Text in Popular Culture
Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, and Caroline Vander Stichele

13. Pop Scripture: Creating Small Spaces for Social Change
Erin Runions

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Thanks, friends. Copies available through Amazon, or on the website of the Society of Biblical Literature. Philip Culbertson (co-editor)

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