Christianity and pop culture 12-AP08
Week 1: Salvation as the most important value. How theological point of view shapes cultural perception of social ideas
Week 2: Incarnation of Christ- Merry Christmas in November. Why we miss for traditional way of Christmas, but on the other side we want to consume everything before the time.
Week 3: Pictures from Hell, Heaven and Purgatory. Normally nobody is taking care about finding to Hell or Heaven, but in the bottom of heart we need to find something like Heaven.
Week 4: The Church- the oldest club in the World. Nobody respects the Church, but in every problematic moment in the world-wide history we are looking for Church opinion. How it is with the Church. Almighty movement or social whipping boy?
Week 5: Europe- the Spiritual Legacy. What Europe does mean today? Is it just a continent, or still has spiritual roots?
Week 6: Propaganda or soft PR. Is it possible to run an advertisement campany without Christian connections?
Week 7: Misticism- being mystic or cynic. Is it possible to find a medium-way in spirituality, between mysticism and being cynical?
Week 8: The Lord Word, so how it was in the very beginning? We know that Bible is, and how it looks? But, do we really know about what Bible is? Week 9: Being the Pilgrim- about contemporary spirituality. We don’t want to have ready answers, instead of this we prefer to find everything valuable on our own conditions. Even, when it hurts.
Week 10: Exorcisms- between horror movie and comedy. Is it really true that exorcisms are real? Or it is just a fairy tale for altar boys?
Week 11: What pop culture can teach the Church? Church had a huge influence on contemporary culture foe ages. How it is now? Culture or Church? Who is more powerful?
Week 12: How to meditate? We don’t want to go to Church, but we still are interested in spiritual life. What can be today the best way for funning spiritual life?
Week 13: Prayer without God. Is it really possible to pray without God? To whom I pray, when God doesn’t exist?
Week 14: Spiritual, clergyman or functionary. We know how priest, nun or pope looks. But what we really know about their real life?
Week 15: Being Happy as a contemporary religion. Happiness is the promise of life without problems. Is it really possible to run life truly happy without problems and suffering? How to measure a Happiness?
- training skills of influencing on contemporary culture
- building bridges between Christianity and pop culture in synergical understanding
- finding culture as a space of contemporary arena of world-wide dialogue of human-being condition
- showing world of Christianity as a world of values that shaped contemporary Europe
Bruno Ballardini, Gesu lava piu bianco. Ovvero, come la Chiesa inviento il marketing, Minimum Fax, 2014
Shirley MacLaine, The Camino: A journey of the Spirit. Kindle Paulo Coelho, The pilgrimage, kindle Fred Lehr, Clergy Burnout: Recovering From The 70 Hour Week... and Other Self-Defeating Practices, kindle 2005
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