Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture

Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture

by Roland Boer

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door offers a critically sophisticated and truly interdisciplinary analysis of the relationship between biblical studies and contemporary culture.
Specific biblical texts are examined in the light of cultural criticism and areas of popular culture including pornography, heavy metal music and McDonald's hamburgers in the light of biblical criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134649709
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Series: Biblical Limits
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: In debt to the Censor1
1Queer heroes13
2Cows with guns: Sadistic hegemony, Hitchcock and biblical dismemberment33
3Night sprinkle(s): Pornography and the Song of Songs53
4Stolen water is sweeter, stolen bread tastes better: On representing sex workers71
5Ezekiel's axl, or, anarchism and ecstasy87
6Pawing through garbage: on the dialectics of dystopia in Lamentations and the Strugatsky brothers110
7Graves of craving: Fast food, or, manna and McDonald's130
Postscript: The exploding elephant150
Index of biblical references201
General index208

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