Craig Detweiler

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Pepperdine University
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Craig Detweiler, Ph.D. is Professor of Communication and director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University. His cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He blogs as “Doc Hollywood” for Detweiler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema/TV. Craig completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary. His first book (co-written with Barry Taylor), A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture (2003) was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in Theology/Doctrine. Additional books include Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films in the 21st Century (2008) and iGods: How Technology Shapes our Spiritual and Social Lives (2013). Detweiler edited, Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God (2010) and co-edited (with Robert K. Johnston and Barry Taylor) Don’t Stop Believin’: Pop Culture and Religion from Ben Hur to Zombies (2012).
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