Richard Corliss’ “The Gospel According to Spider-Man”


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Discussion and Debate: Richard Corliss’ “The Gospel According to Spider-Man.”
Richard Corliss’ article, “The Gospel According to Spider-Man” Seeks to explain the symbiotic relationship between popular culture (or more specifically, popular studio films) and Christianity. Christians hope to seek out and reach every demographic, and in a world of Christian goers who are heavily interested in popular culture and in media, Christian leaders see using media as an obvious choice to make biblical points. “For decades, America has embraced a baffling contradictions. The majority of its people are churchgoing Christians, many of them evangelical Yet it’s mainstream pop culture, especially film, is secular at best, often raw and irreligious”...
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.....lenge- one that I think can be overcome- of bringing in youth through using popular culture that can help Christianity gain momentum in America. Richard Corliss’ discusses the relationship between Christianity and popular culture in his article, “The Gospel According to Spider-Man,” which seems to have become a successful strategy for catching the interest of Christianity within a younger demographic.
Works Cited
Corliss, Richard. “The Gospel According to Spider-Man.”
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Educational Administrators, Teachers, Students, Youth Workers and Counselors. United States: Mittal Publications, 2003.
Mueller, Walter. Understanding Today’s Youth Culture. United States: Tyndale House Publishers Inc., 1999.