Theology and Film: Challenging the Sacred/Secular Divide / Edition 1

Theology and Film: Challenging the Sacred/Secular Divide / Edition 1

by Christopher Deacy, Gaye Williams Ortiz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405144378

ISBN-13: 9781405144377

Pub. Date: 02/08/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This introductory textbook uses appreciation of film to explore debates between theology and contemporary culture. It examines both method and theory and features a range of film examples throughout.

  • Explores how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry

Overview

This introductory textbook uses appreciation of film to explore debates between theology and contemporary culture. It examines both method and theory and features a range of film examples throughout.

  • Explores how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry
  • Addresses a broad range of themes, including religion and the sacred, human dignity, eschatology, war and peace, violence, justice, feminism, and the environment
  • Includes sections on methodological considerations as well as theoretical perspectives
  • Features examples from a range of films, including Unforgiven, The Passion of Christ, An Inconvenient Truth, Jarhead, Something’s Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky
  • Accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405144377
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Methodological Considerations.

1 Theology and Film.

Part II: Theological Perspectives and Filmic Themes.

2 Introduction.

3 Woman as Spectacle: Theological Perspectives on Women and Film.

4 The Green Screen: Theological Perspectives on the Environment and Film.

5 A Time to Kill?: Theological Perspectives on Violence and Film.

6 The Final Verdict: Theological Perspectives on Justice and Film.

7 Dark Beauty: Theological Perspectives on War as Cinematic Mythology.

8 Heaven, Hell, and the Sweet Hereafter: Theological Perspectives on Eschatology and Film.

9 Conclusion: Theological Perspectives on Cinematic Storytelling.

Bibliography.

Filmography.

Index

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