Posts tagged "s. brent plate"

Islam Is the West

20 February 2006 Why the “Clash of Civilizations” is the wrong way to approach the cartoon controversy. By S. Brent Plate Journalistic coverage of the global protests over a few cartoon drawings of Muhammad has revealed at least one of the difficulties with the so-called “clash of civilizations.” The problem is precisely the monotonous repetition...

Chronicling C.S. Lewis: Marketing and Mythology

01 January 2006 Lewis’ theology was concerned with myth, which is why he cannot be fully appropriated by the kind of evangelicalism that is buying up copies of Mere Christianity. By S. Brent Plate Several newspaper reporters phoned me in the weeks leading up to the opening of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and...

In Rocky’s Shoes

10 October 2005 Footprints of film in the U.S. religious landscape. By S. Brent Plate At the top of the great steps of Philadelphia’s statelyMuseum of Art, one can find the footprints of Rocky. Tourists from all over the world make pilgrimages here to climb the enormous stairway leading to the museum and the footprints,...