St. Paul At The Movies / Edition 1

St. Paul At The Movies / Edition 1

by Robert Jewett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664254829

ISBN-13: 9780664254827

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Star Wars, Amadeus, A Separate Place, Tender Mercies, Grand Canyon, Tootsie, Ordinary People, Empire of the Sun, Pale Rider, Red Dawn, and Dead Poets Society—all these movies show concern for deep human issues also treated in the Bible. The films provide evidence that many of the

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Star Wars, Amadeus, A Separate Place, Tender Mercies, Grand Canyon, Tootsie, Ordinary People, Empire of the Sun, Pale Rider, Red Dawn, and Dead Poets Society—all these movies show concern for deep human issues also treated in the Bible. The films provide evidence that many of the apostle Paul's themes in his New Testament letters are relevant for today. Contemporary movies, according to Robert Jewett, influence many Americans more than their formal education or religious training. And, since Paul interpreted the gospel on other people's turf, Jewett believes that today his forum would involve the movies, a primary source of discovering and debating important moral, cultural, and religious issues. Jewett treats film and biblical passages with equal respect. He brings their ideas and metaphors into relationship so that new insights emerge about both the ancient texts and the American cultural situation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664254827
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
1,200,585
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1Prologue: Pauline Theology Takes In the Movies3
2Star Wars and "the Force" of Paul's Gospel19
3Amadeus: Sin, Salvation, and Salieri31
4A Separate Peace with Adam's Fall43
5The Mysterious God of Tender Mercies54
6Righteous Gentiles in Grand Canyon65
7Tootsie and the Comfort of Christ77
8Earthen Vessels and Ordinary People90
9Empire of the Sun and the Death of Innocence105
10The Disguise of Vengeance in Pale Rider118
11Works of Darkness in Red Dawn134
12Epilogue: "Saint" Paul and Dead Poets Society148
Notes162
Index of Scripture181
Index of Subjects and Names182

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