Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age By Tony Reinke
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  • Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date: April 2019
  • ISBN: REINKTOCOMPETINGSPECTACLEST9781433563799

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age

Reinke, Tony

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What images should I feed my eyes?

We often leave this question unanswered— because we don’t ask it. Maybe we don’t want to ask it. But viral videos, digital images, and other spectacles surround us in every direction—competing for our time, our attention, our lust, and our money. So we let our lazy eyes feed on whatever comes our way. As a result, we never stop to consider the consequences of our visual diet on our habits, desires, and longings.

Journalist Tony Reinke asked these hard questions himself—critiquing his own habits—and now invites us along to see what he discovered as he investigated the possibilities and the pitfalls of our image-centered world. In the end, he shares the beauty of a Greater Spectacle—capable of centering our souls, filling our hearts, and stabilizing our gaze in this age of the digital spectacle.

 

Table of Contents:

Part 1: The Age of the Spectacle

1: Life inside the Digital Environment

2: Spectacles Defined

3: Distracted Spectacle Seekers

4: Image Is Everything

5: The Spectacle of the Self in Social Media 

6: The Spectacle of the Self in Gaming 

7: Spectacles of Tele-Vision

8: Spectacles of Merchandise

9: Politics as Spectacle

10: Terror as Spectacle

11: Ancient Spectacles

12: Every Nine Seconds

13: The Spectacle of the Body

14: The Church in the Attention Market

Part 2: The Spectacle

15: Spectakils in Tension

16: Prynne’s Footnote

17: The World’s Greatest Spectacle

18: Is the Cross a Spectacle?

19: Two Competing Theaters

20: Spectators of Glory

21: The Church as Spectacle 

22: The Church as Spectacle Maker?

23: A Day inside the Spectacle

24: Our Unique Spectacle Tensions

25: One Resolve, One Request

26: The Spectator before His Carving

27: A Movie So Good It Will Ruin You—Would You Watch It?

28: Resistible Spectacles

29: Summations and Applications

30: My Supreme Concern 

31: A Beauty that Beautifies

32: The Visio Beatifica

33: Dis-Illusioned but Not Deprived

 

 
Tony Reinke is the communications director for desiringGod.org. He is the author of Lit!: A Christian Guide to ReadingBooks; Newton on the Christian Life; and 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.
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What images should I feed my eyes?

We often leave this question unanswered— because we don’t ask it. Maybe we don’t want to ask it. But viral videos, digital images, and other spectacles surround us in every direction—competing for our time, our attention, our lust, and our money. So we let our lazy eyes feed on whatever comes our way. As a result, we never stop to consider the consequences of our visual diet on our habits, desires, and longings.

Journalist Tony Reinke asked these hard questions himself—critiquing his own habits—and now invites us along to see what he discovered as he investigated the possibilities and the pitfalls of our image-centered world. In the end, he shares the beauty of a Greater Spectacle—capable of centering our souls, filling our hearts, and stabilizing our gaze in this age of the digital spectacle.

 

Table of Contents:

Part 1: The Age of the Spectacle

1: Life inside the Digital Environment

2: Spectacles Defined

3: Distracted Spectacle Seekers

4: Image Is Everything

5: The Spectacle of the Self in Social Media 

6: The Spectacle of the Self in Gaming 

7: Spectacles of Tele-Vision

8: Spectacles of Merchandise

9: Politics as Spectacle

10: Terror as Spectacle

11: Ancient Spectacles

12: Every Nine Seconds

13: The Spectacle of the Body

14: The Church in the Attention Market

Part 2: The Spectacle

15: Spectakils in Tension

16: Prynne’s Footnote

17: The World’s Greatest Spectacle

18: Is the Cross a Spectacle?

19: Two Competing Theaters

20: Spectators of Glory

21: The Church as Spectacle 

22: The Church as Spectacle Maker?

23: A Day inside the Spectacle

24: Our Unique Spectacle Tensions

25: One Resolve, One Request

26: The Spectator before His Carving

27: A Movie So Good It Will Ruin You—Would You Watch It?

28: Resistible Spectacles

29: Summations and Applications

30: My Supreme Concern 

31: A Beauty that Beautifies

32: The Visio Beatifica

33: Dis-Illusioned but Not Deprived

 

 
Tony Reinke is the communications director for desiringGod.org. He is the author of Lit!: A Christian Guide to ReadingBooks; Newton on the Christian Life; and 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You.
  • Cover Type:
  • 160 Pages
  • Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date: April 2019
  • ISBN: REINKTOCOMPETINGSPECTACLEST9781433563799