Book Review: Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, The Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States, by Gary Laderman. The New Press, 2009. 224pp., pb. $17.95. ISBN-13: 9781595584847.
Keywords:sacred, celebrity worship, religious life
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