Screening Scripture / Edition 1

Screening Scripture / Edition 1

by George Aichele
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1563383543

ISBN-13: 9781563383540

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Screening Scripture offers a unique new perspective on religion and film. The book proposes that there is no natural connection between scripture and film-even for those movies that seem to have an obvious relationship to religious text. It is only the viewer that makes this connection. From this perspective, Screening Scripture opens up new possibilities for viewing

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Screening Scripture offers a unique new perspective on religion and film. The book proposes that there is no natural connection between scripture and film-even for those movies that seem to have an obvious relationship to religious text. It is only the viewer that makes this connection. From this perspective, Screening Scripture opens up new possibilities for viewing these movies and reading these texts with each other.

The contributors to this volume serve as creative viewers who make these connections for some of today's most popular and provocative films. The scriptures discussed include not only the Bible, but apocryphal, heretical, and non-Western scriptures. In the hands of these writers, the films provide fresh insights into the scriptures. Contributors to this volume:

George Aichele (Adrian College) on Pleasantville
Roland Boer (Monash University) on Total Recall
Ralph Brabban (Chowan College) on Midnight Cowboy
Fred Burnett (Anderson University) on Lethal Weapon
Carl Dyke (Methodist College) on The Life of Brian
Julie Kelso (University of Queensland) on David and Bathsheba
Neal McCrillis (Columbus State University) on The Giant Behemoth
Tina Pippin (Agnes Scott College) on Dracula
Jennifer Rohrer-Walsh (Methodist College) on The Prince of Egypt
Mark Roncace (Emory University) on Sling Blade
Erin Runions (Barnard College) on Boys Don't Cry
Jeffrey Staley (Seattle University) on Patch Adams
Richard Walsh (Methodist College) on End of Days

George Aichele is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and is the author of The Control of Biblical Meaning.

Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion, co-director of the Honors Program, and Assistant Academic Dean at Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is the author of Mapping the Myths of Biblical Interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563383540
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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