heavy metal, youth ministry, Slovoj Zizek, Norwegian Black Metal, popular culture
This article brings Slovoj Zizek’s articulation of Pauline Christianity into conversation with Norwegian Black Metal (Gorgoroth) in order to demonstrate the subversive role of popular culture as it challenges the panoptic ideological power of the status quo. Through dialogue with elements of popular culture, like Black Metal, youth ministry is reminded of its prophetic function to challenge the powers of this age as it proclaims the monstrosity of the crucified and resurrected Christ.
Source Publication Title
Journal of Youth and Theology
Lief, J. (2013). Some Kind of Monstrosity: What Youth Ministry Can Learn from Heavy Metal. Journal of Youth and Theology, 12 (2), 7. https://doi.org/10.1163/24055093-90000066