The Meaning of Entertainment

I’m tempted to concur with the diagnosis of our current malaise offered by Carl Trueman: “[E]ntertainment is not simply a part of our world. It is arguably the dominant essence of our world. … [E]ntertainment is now ontology.”

– Karen Swallow Prior

In a thoughtful article for First Things, Karen Prior Swallow, a professor of English at Liberty University in the US, looks at the modern challenge of entertainment, providing us with some important definitions and distinctions. To read the full article click here.

Her take on this helped inform my own thoughts on entertainment and the appropriate Christian response to which you can find in A Theology of Entertainment.

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