Continuum Companion to Religion and Film

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. Now available in paperback, the book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826499912
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/30/2009
  • Series: Bloomsbury Companions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William L. Blizek is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chair of the Religious Studies Programme at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Founding Editor of The Journal of Religion and Film.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction

PART I: The Study of Religion and Film

1. Religion and the Movies, by William L. Blizek

2. Using Religion to Interpret Movies, William L. Blizek

3. Using Movies to Critique Religion, William L. Blizek

4. Religion, Ethics, and Film, by Alyda Faber (Atlantic School of Theology, Canada)

5. Theology and Film, by Clive Marsh (University of Nottingham, UK)

6. Retelling of Religious Stories, by William L. Blizek and Julien Fielding (University of Nebraska, USA)

7. Religion, Film, and Film Theory, Greg Watkins (Stanford University, USA)

8. Religion and World Cinema, by S. Brent Plate (Hamilton College, USA)

9. Religion, Film, and Cultural Studies, by Melanie Wright (The Open University, UK)

10. Women, Religion, and Film, by Irena Makarushka (Towson University, USA)

PART II: Religions and Film

11. Christian Movies, by Terry Lindvall (Virginia Wesleyan College, USA)

12. Catholic Movies, by Peter Malone (Cinema Desk, SIGNIS, World Catholic Association for Communications, Belgium)

13. Buddhist Movies, by Michele Desmarais (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

14. Hindu Movies, by Michele Desmarais and Birud Sindhav (University of Nebraska at Omha, USA)

15. Judaism and Jewish Identity in Film, by Allison Smith (Yeshiva University, USA)

16. Muslim Movies, by Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University, Canada)

17. Indigenous Religions and Movies, by Julien Fielding (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

18. Religion, Spirituality, and the Movies, by Wendy M. Wright (Creighton University, USA)

PART III: Religious Themes in Movies

19. Jesus Movies, by Adele Reinhartz (University of Ottawa, Canada)

20. Bible Movies, Richard G. Walsh (Methodist University, USA)

21. Holocaust Movies, by Guy Matalon (Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

22. Redemption and Film, by Julien Fielding (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

23. The After Life in Movies, by Kelly Wyman (University of Missouri-Kansas City University)

24. Images of God in the Movies, by Christian Haunton (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

25. The Savior Figure in Film, by Matthew Mcever

26. Karma and Film, by Michele Desmarais (Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

27. The End of Days, by Conrad Ostwalt (Appalachian State University, USA)

28. Satan in the Movies, by Kelly Wyman (Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)

29. Evil on Film, by Bryan Stone (Boston University, USA)


Film Index


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