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Authentic Fakes: Religion and American Popular Culture Paperback – April 18, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0520242807 ISBN-10: 0520242807 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (April 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520242807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520242807
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #860,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Chidester’s book will simultaneously entertain and educate.”
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"In this dazzling book, Chidester moves effortlessly and insightfully between the serious and solemn and the playful and humorous. The case studies are so very fresh and interesting, and he brings a wonderfully nuanced eye to the material."—Edward T. Linenthal, author of The Unfinished Bombing

"Chidester's analysis of popular religion and culture is the most extensive and penetrating that exists."—Wade Clark Roof, author of Spiritual Marketplace

"This book is impressively wide-ranging in the scope of its discussion, adding a global dimension for a vantage point that makes it quite unique."—Bruce Forbes, coeditor of Religion and Popular Culture in America

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Bachman on December 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book deals with something I've wondered about for a long time: the seemingly religious aspects of (pop) cultural ideas, images, totems, rituals, etc., and in particular, the role of human imagination, and in many cases, deliberate fraud, in creating a backdrop of meaning for life.

While the book is a pleasurable read, it does maintain a certain level of erudition, stylistically. It also manages to remain focused and serious while allowing in just the right amount of good humour and whimsy.

I especially liked the discussions on baseball and Jim Jones; after reading this, I'll be ordering Chidester's book on the Jonestown suicide.

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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By mediareader on January 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a book that tries to do too much. Its goal of exploring religion and popular culture is a good one, but that's territory that has been covered in many texts before, and with much greater insight than you'll find here. Check out Chidester's earlier books on colonialism and the Jim Jones suicide for better scholarship. Look elsewhere for better books on religion and American popular culture.
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By Beatrise F. Mason on August 17, 2014
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