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Author Marti, Gerardo, 1965-

Title Hollywood faith : holiness, prosperity, and ambition in a Los Angeles church / Gerardo Marti.

Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-277) and index.
Contents Introduction: The making of a star : Hollywood as destination and dream -- Love and hate between Hollywood and Christianity -- Save the world, starting in Hollywood -- Celebrity, heartache, and the pressure to "make it" -- Religion playing at a theater near you -- Fade to black -- Becoming champions of life -- Conclusion: Religion in the era of identity commodification.
Summary 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. In Hollywood Faith, Gerardo Marti shows how a multiracial evangelical congregation of 2,000 people accommodates itself to the entertainment industry.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Christianity and culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Church work.
Ethnicity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Religion.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813545639 (electronic bk.)
0813545633 (electronic bk.)
0813543487 (Cloth)
9780813543482 (Cloth)
0813543495 (Paper)
9780813543499 (Paper)