Cinema and Sentiment: Film's Challenge to Theology

Cinema and Sentiment: Film's Challenge to Theology

by Clive Marsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842272748

ISBN-13: 9781842272749

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Authentic Media

Cinema & Sentiment

Film's challenge to Theology

What do films do to people? What do people do with films?

All film-watching happens within a cultural context. Exploring cinema-going as leisure activity and by comparing film-watching with worship, Clive Marsh demonstrates aspects of the religious function of film-watching in Western culture. Through a variety

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Cinema & Sentiment

Film's challenge to Theology

What do films do to people? What do people do with films?

All film-watching happens within a cultural context. Exploring cinema-going as leisure activity and by comparing film-watching with worship, Clive Marsh demonstrates aspects of the religious function of film-watching in Western culture. Through a variety of case-studies, including a look at the films of Robin Williams and the Coen brothers, Marsh's study shows how film-watching as a regular practice contributes to the shaping of human living.

Engaging with rapidly changing social and religious behaviour patterns in Western culture, Cinema and Sentiment suggests a need to recover a positive sense of 'sentiment', both in theology and film. Marsh locates his findings within recent studies of theology and film. In his final chapter he offers to church leaders, students of theology and film studies and all those with an interest in contemporary culture some very practical suggestions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842272749
Publisher:
Authentic Media
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Studies in Religion and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.40(d)

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