Pete Ward: Religion & Celebrity Culture

“Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, David Beckham and the Spice Girls, Reality TV: Pete Ward shows how Christian theologians can not only comment critically on celebrity culture as a cultural phenomenon, but more positively engage with it as theological capital. Ward develops a notion of theology in a celebrity culture based on the plausibility of faith in relation to the circulation of stories within cultural representation.”

Pete Ward will visit the McDonald Centre to lecture on the subject of his new book, God’s Behaving Badly: Religion & Celebrity Culture. Dr Ward is Senior Lecturer in Youth Ministry and Theological Education at King’s College, London. All are invited to attend.

Thursday, 27 January at 5pm

Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, Oxford