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Signs of the Times: The Secret Lives of Twelve Everyday Icons

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"Signs of the Times is a funny, wise and touching guide to a dozen objects that are inescapable features of life at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Among them are: text messages, bottle water, the loyalty card, the tattoo, e-mail spam, and famous logos. What happened to allow them to wield such influence on our society? How have they come to be seen everywhere? What does it say about the spiritual state of our culture that these objects that barely existed ten years ago now exert such power? Signs of the Times finds much to celebrate in these very modern expressions of some ancient traditions. Alongside these everyday icons, Signs of the Times explores two images that persist amongst a thousand immediately recognisable logos. Where in our culture do we see the signs of the cross and the empty tomb? Do they still have any power left alongside the swoosh, the golden arches, and all the brands that fight for our attention? Signs of the Times is full of hope. and keeps shaking today's culture until the Good News drops out!"

Book in very good condition, although there is a small inscription on the first page.

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Author(s):
Graystone, P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
Canterbury Press

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"Signs of the Times is a funny, wise and touching guide to a dozen objects that are inescapable features of life at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Among them are: text messages, bottle water, the loyalty card, the tattoo, e-mail spam, and famous logos. What happened to allow them to wield such influence on our society? How have they come to be seen everywhere? What does it say about the spiritual state of our culture that these objects that barely existed ten years ago now exert such power? Signs of the Times finds much to celebrate in these very modern expressions of some ancient traditions. Alongside these everyday icons, Signs of the Times explores two images that persist amongst a thousand immediately recognisable logos. Where in our culture do we see the signs of the cross and the empty tomb? Do they still have any power left alongside the swoosh, the golden arches, and all the brands that fight for our attention? Signs of the Times is full of hope. and keeps shaking today's culture until the Good News drops out!"

Book in very good condition, although there is a small inscription on the first page.

Author(s):
Graystone, P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
167
Publisher:
Canterbury Press

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