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Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church

In Christianity, as with most religions, attaining holiness and a higher spirituality while simultaneously pursuing worldly ideals such as fame and fortune is nearly impossible. So how do people pursuing careers in Hollywood's entertainment industry maintain their religious devotion without sacrificing their career goals? For some, the answer lies just two miles south of the historic center of Hollywood, California, at the Oasis Christian Center.

In Hollywood Faith, Gerardo Marti shows how a multiracial evangelical congregation of 2,000 people accommodates itself to the entertainment industry and draws in many striving to succeed in this harsh and irreverent business…

Submitted:Feb 18, 2009
Author:Gerardo Marti
Brand:Rutgers University Press
Total comments:0
Category:Sports & Entertainment
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Hollywood Faith - Artistry, Religion and the Creative Class

"This cutting-edge analysis of where religion may be heading is theoretically sophisticated and yet highly readable." - Donald E. Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California.