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Reel Parables: Life Lessons from Popular Films

Reel Parables: Life Lessons from Popular Films

by James Hogan
     
 

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"This book takes on topics where critics fear to tread, into the moral and religious areas of life that really matter to ordinary people." James Hogan takes twenty popular films that have withstood the test of time-including Star Wars, Rain Man, Amadeus, The Shawshank Redemption, Groundhog Day, The Truman Show, and Forrest Gump-and discusses them with a view toward

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"This book takes on topics where critics fear to tread, into the moral and religious areas of life that really matter to ordinary people." James Hogan takes twenty popular films that have withstood the test of time-including Star Wars, Rain Man, Amadeus, The Shawshank Redemption, Groundhog Day, The Truman Show, and Forrest Gump-and discusses them with a view toward extracting lessons of Christian morality and, where appropriate, drawing parallels with the life of Jesus. Youth groups, adult film-discussion groups, and college and high-school classes on film will find this a valuable resource, particularly because the author has intentionally avoided movies about overtly religious topics. A set of reflection and discussion questions for each film facilitates use of the book in a group setting.

About the Author:
James Hogan teaches theology at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809144587
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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