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Foundations for Study of PC II

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Winter 2011

Department
St. Michael's College Courses
Course Code
SMC103Y1
Professor
Michael Valpy

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SMC305 January 25, 2011
Lecture Outline:
Lynch on 4 approaches
Exercise to explore 4 approaches
Closely watched film
Learning to analyze visual narratives
Lynch on Popular Culture
The study of religion in relation to the environment, resources and
practices of everyday life
Study of religious functions of PC
Missiological engagements with PC (how people inside religious
traditions use PC to engage with that culture)
Using popular cultural texts as material for theological reflection
First two = outsider approaches (ETIC)
Second two = insider approaches (EMIC)
1)Religion in everyday life
i)PC in religion e.g. use of multimedia and broadcasting
ii)Religions use of PC
iii)Religion in PC e.g. representation of Christian people in PC
iv)Religion relates to PC e.g. views of Harry Potter books
(reactions religious groups have to PC)
2)Religious functions of PC
i)Social social bonds, community, rituals, creation of identities
in allegiance/loyalty to their teams, rivalries
ii)Hermeneutical aka existential function, how does it help the
audience interpret the world and understand life?
iii)Transcendent e.g. raves and out of body experiences,
transcendent of life
3)Missiological approaches
PC as dangerous e.g. Harry Potter is bad because it supports
witchcraft
PC mediates religious truths PC makes religious messages more
relevant to public (e.g. music)
PC transforms religious tradition e.g. churches having rock
concerts; using PC in the religious context
4)PC as material for theological reflection
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SMC305 January 25, 2011 Lecture Outline: Lynch on 4 approaches Exercise to explore 4 approaches Closely watched film Learning to analyze visual narratives Lynch on Popular Culture The study of religion in relation to the environment, resources and practices of everyday life Study of religious functions of PC Missiological engagements with PC (how people inside religious traditions use PC to engage with that culture) Using popular cultural texts as material for theological reflection First two = outsider approaches (ETIC) Second two = insider approaches (EMIC) 1) Religion in everyday life i) PC in religion e.g. use of multimedia and broadcasting ii) Religions use of PC iii) Religion in PC e.g. representation of Christian people in PC iv) Religion relates to PC e.g. views of Harry Potter books
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