October 22, 2010 / Theology
In an adapted excerpt from his upcoming new book, Pete Ward discusses how celebrity culture is a “kind of” religion which carries theological ideas as part of popular communication.
Pete Ward is Senior Lecturer in Youth Ministry and Theological Education at King's College in London. He is the author of Participation and Mediation: A Practical Theology for the Liquid Church and the forthcoming Gods Behaving Badly: Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture, from which this essay is adapted, by permission of Baylor University Press (2011). He also plays in a folk band.