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Graven Images

Graven Images Author : A. David Lewis, Christine Hoff Kraemer
Publisher : A&C Black
Pub Date : 2010-10-21
Page : 366
Language : en
Rating : 5

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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 comic books in appropriate cultural, social, and historical frameworks; and articulate the significance of the innovative theologies being developed in comics.


Graven Images


Author by : A. David Lewis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-10-21
Publisher by : A&C Black


Description : 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 movement...

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Graven Images


Author by : Paul Fleischman
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-05
Publisher by : Candlewick Press


Description : Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist's creations reveal truths - tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future wri...

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Graven Images


Author by : Allen Ludwig
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1999
Publisher by : Wesleyan University Press


Description : The classic study of gravestone art...

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Graven Images


Author by : Mike Sutin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-01
Publisher by : Sunstone Press


Description : These introspective poems do not always honor mankind (God-Men) or womankind (Goddess-Women), but recognize men and women as only being human with a propensity to commit a varied assortment of human a...

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