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Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels

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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.

Product Specifications

Binding
Paperback
Creator
  • A. David Lewis Editor
  • Christine Hoff Kraemer Editor
  • Douglas Rushkoff Foreword
  • G. Willow Wilson Contributor
  • Mark Smylie Contributor
  • Saurav Mohapatra Contributor
EAN
9780826430267
EANList
  • 9780826430267
Edition
1
ISBN
0826430260
ItemDimensions
  • 22860 hundredths-inches
  • 600 hundredths-inches
  • 125 hundredths-pounds
  • 1991 hundredths-inches
Label
Bloomsbury Academic
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Bloomsbury Academic
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
384
PackageDimensions
  • 120 hundredths-inches
  • 890 hundredths-inches
  • 130 hundredths-pounds
  • 590 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2010-10-21
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
ReleaseDate
2010-10-21
Studio
Bloomsbury Academic
Title
Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels
isbn-13-20
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