Hollywood Faith

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-30
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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In Christianity, as with most religions, attaining holiness and a higher spirituality while simultaneously pursuing worldly ideals such as fame and fortune is nearly impossible. So how do people pursuing careers in Hollywood's entertainment industry maintain their religious devotion without sacrificing their career goals? For some, the answer lies just two miles south of the historic center of Hollywood, California, at the Oasis Christian Center.

Author Biography

Gerardo Marti is an assistant professor of sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Negotiating Holiness and Hollywoodp. 1
The Making of a Star: Hollywood as Destination and Dreamp. 21
Love and Hate between Hollywood and Christianityp. 39
Save the World, Starting in Hollywoodp. 61
Celebrity, Heartache, and the Pressure to Make Itp. 87
Religion: Playing at a Theater Near Youp. 105
Fade to Blackp. 130
Becoming Champions of Lifep. 154
Conclusion: Religion in the Era of Identity Commodificationp. 177
Research Methodologyp. 193
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 229
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