Explorations in Theology and Film: An Introduction / Edition 1

Explorations in Theology and Film: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Clive Marsh, Gaye Ortiz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631203567

ISBN-13: 9780631203568

Pub. Date: 12/16/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This book brings together theologians, biblical scholars, film and media specialists, and experts in language and literature to consider the potential of film to contribute to contemporary theological discussion.

Introductory questions covering methodological and theoretical issues are discussed together with substantial theological evaluations of particular

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This book brings together theologians, biblical scholars, film and media specialists, and experts in language and literature to consider the potential of film to contribute to contemporary theological discussion.

Introductory questions covering methodological and theoretical issues are discussed together with substantial theological evaluations of particular films, including Dead Poets Society, the terminator films, Awakenings, The Piano, and the films of Martin Scorsese. An extensive bibliography and annotated resource section serve to make this book of interest to students and scholars of not only theology but media and cultural studies, as well as the general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631203568
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

List of Plates.

Introduction (Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz).

Part One.

1. Film, Movies, and Meanings (David Browne).

2. Film and Theologies of Culture (Clive Marsh).

3. The Uses of Film in Theology (David John Graham).

Part Two.

4. From Domination to Mutuality in The Piano and in the Gospel of Mark (David Rhoads and Sandra Roberts).

5. The Drama of Salvatin in George Stevens's Shane (Robert Banks).

6. Edward Scissorhands: Christology from a Suburban Fairy-tale (Peter Malone).

7. Redeeming Violence in the Films of Martin Scorsese (David John Graham).

8. Liberation in Awakenings (Ian Maher).

9. Jesus Christ Movie Star: The Depiction of Jesus in the Cinema (William R. Telford).

10. The Terminator Movies: Hi-Tech Holiness and the Human Condition (Gaye Ortiz and Maggie Roux).

11. Stuck in Time: Kairos, Chromos, ad the Flesh in Groundhog Day (Robert Jewett).

12. Moral Ambiguity and Contradiction in Dead Poets Society (Stephen Brie and David Torevell).

13. Between Eden and Armageddon: Institutions, Individuals, and Identification the the Mission, the Name of the Rose, and Priest (Vaughan Roberts).

14. The Spirituality of Shirley Valentine (Clive Marsh).

15. Did You Say "Grace"?: Eating in Community in babette's Feast (Clive Marsh).

16. Optimism, Hope, and Feelgood Movies: The Capra Connection (Stephen Brown).

Part Three: .

17. On Systematizing the unsystematic?: A response (David Jasper).

18. Theology Beyond the Modern and the Postmodern: A Future Agenda for theology and Film (Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz).

Annotated bibliography.

Index of Biblical references.

Film Index.

General Index.

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