Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the by Jason Lief

By Jason Lief

This publication explores the symbolic connections among Christianity and Heavy steel tune within the context of the secular West. Heavy steel makes use of symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, whether the aim is to critique faith. This utilization creates a good reference to an interpretation of Christianity as a kind of cultural critique. provided that steel and Christianity are linked to Western tradition, this ebook explores how Christianity and Heavy steel functionality in the context of secularity as a kind of ideological critique. utilizing the tips of Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Charles Taylor as a place to begin, this publication explores the non secular nature of secularism within the West interpreted within the immanent approaches of politics and economics. during this attach, either Christianity and Heavy steel supply a cultural critique via pictures of dying, the ugly, and sacrifice. through bringing this non secular interpretation of secularism into dialog with the tips of Georges Batailles, Slavoj Žižek, and Jürgen Moltmann, this booklet will exhibit the optimistic courting among Christianity and Heavy Metal.

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