The sacred in fantastic fandom : essays on the intersection of religion and pop culture / edited by Carole M. Cusack, John W. Morehead and Venetia Laura Delano Robertson
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., 
- Physical Description:
- vi, 203 pages ; 21 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Cusack, Carole M., 1962-, Morehead, John W., 1964-, and Robertson, Venetia Laura Delano, 1987-
- Introduction: the study of fandom and religion / Carole M. Cusack and Venetia Laura Delano Robertson -- Harry Potter and the sacred text: fiction, reading, and meaning-making / Carole M. Cusack -- Doctrine and fanon: George Lindbeck, Han's gun and Sherlock's gay wedding / Rhiannon Grant -- Supernatural's Winchester gospel: a fantastic midrash / Linda Howell -- "Seizing the means of perception": the use of fiction in chaos magic and occultural fandom / Greg Conley -- Cinephany, the affective experience of the fan: a typology / Marc Joly-Corcoran -- Experiencing the sacred: the Hobbit as a holy text / Jyrki Korpua, Maria Ruotsalainen, Minna Siikilø-Laitila, Tanja Vølisalo and Irma Hirsjørvi -- Transformative souls and transformed selves: Buffy, Angel and the Daimonic tale / James Reynolds -- Until the end of the world: fans as Messianic heroes in World of warcraft / Jovi L. Geraci -- Muslim women cosplayers: intersecting religious, cultural and fan identities / Juli L. Gittinger -- Magical matrimony: romance and enchantment in Harry Potter/themed weddings / Venetia Laura Delano Robertson -- Afterword: fantastic fan conventions and transformational festivals / John W. Morehead.
- "In this book, essayists investigate fan activities connected to books, film, and online games, such as Harry Potter-themed weddings, using The Hobbit as a sacred text, and taking on heroic roles in World of Warcraft. Popular culture is revealed to be a fertile source of religious and spiritual creativity in the contemporary world"--
- 9781476670836 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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