Biblical Porn: Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll's Evangelical Empire

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Product Details

Price
$30.99
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822371533
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About the Author

Jessica Johnson teaches in the Departments of Anthropology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.

Reviews

"The enthralling story of the rise and fall of Mark Driscoll, former pastor of the defunct evangelical megachurch Mars Hill in Seattle. . . . Johnson is a talented storyteller. . . ."-- (03/13/2018)
"The saga of Mars Hill Church and its founder/pastor/charlatan Mark Driscoll . . . is treated to a thoughtful, scholarly dissection in this essential book by UW lecturer Jessica Johnson. It's almost impossible to discuss Driscoll's ignominious legacy without letting one's language be infected by ideological zeal (guilty). That's why Johnson's ethnographic approach, which focuses on the shrewd process by which Mars Hill recruited, flattered, and manipulated its herd, with special attention paid to issues of class, race, gender, and socialization."-- (03/09/2018)
"Johnson's book reminds us that Driscoll was real, that Mars Hill did loom large over the Seattle skyline, and that Driscoll's liturgy was just as creepy and harmful as we remember it to be, if not more."--Paul Constant"Seattle Review of Books" (05/22/2018)
"Biblical Porn is useful not only to scholars of congregations, but also to anyone who needs help understanding how shame, fear, and bullying, as well as hope, can co-exist and invest people into institutions that, to an outsider, look clearly harmful to them." --Rebecca Barrett-Fox"Reading Religion" (10/19/2018)
"With deep insight and an absence of judgment, Johnson interprets the driving forces behind Driscoll's rhetoric, and the toxic effect it had on the believers who followed him."--Claire Foster"Foreword Reviews" (05/01/2018)
"This fascinating ethnographic study of Mars Hill, a 13,000-member megachurch led by Mark Driscoll, provides a thorough explanation of how toxic masculinity and militarism were turned into tools for growing an evangelical empire."--WATER (07/16/2018)
"Jessica Johnson's Biblical Porn is a magnificent contribution to the field of anthropology, especially given anthropology's affective turn in recent years. Moreover, it is a meaningful contribution to both religious studies and gender studies given its attention to evangelicalism in the America and masculinist studies. . . . Her attention to affect and affect theory, though, is what makes Biblical Porn stand out as an original contribution to all of these fields."-- (07/24/2019)