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Signs of the Times

Modern Icons and Their Meaning

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ISBN-13: 9781853115660
Published: 01/01/2004
Product description
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 BOTTLED WATER THE LOYALTY CARO THE TATTOO E-MAIL SPAM 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
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Peter Graystone

Peter Graystone works for Church Army, where he oversees pioneering projects that take the Good News beyond the walls of a church to profoundly unchurched people. One of those locations is the internet, and he edits Christianity.org.uk, which gives free, confidential, reliable information about the Christian faith. He is a Church Times columnist and theatre reviewer.