Deep Focus (Engaging Culture): Film and Theology in Dialogue

Deep Focus (Engaging Culture): Film and Theology in Dialogue

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Overview

Three media experts guide the Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film. Building on the success of Robert Johnston's Reel Spirituality, the leading textbook in the field for the past 17 years, Deep Focus helps film lovers not only watch movies critically and theologically but also see beneath the surface of their moving images. The book discusses a wide variety of classic and contemporary films and is illustrated with film stills from favorite movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493416912
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Engaging Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 889,762
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and codirects Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute.

Craig Detweiler (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

Kutter Callaway (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and codirector of Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute. He is the coeditor of both the Engaging Culture and the Cultural Exegesis series and is the author or coauthor of several books, including Reel Spirituality and God's Wider Presence.
Craig Detweiler (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is an author, award-winning filmmaker, and cultural commentator who has been featured in the New York Times and on CNN, NPR, Fox News, and ABC's Nightline. He is president of [The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology](https://theseattleschool.edu) and the author of several books, including Selfies, iGods, and Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century. He is also the coauthor of A Matrix of Meanings and editor of Halos and Avatars.
Kutter Callaway (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he teaches at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is the author of Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience, is on the editorial board of and is book review editor for the Journal of Religion and Film, and is a regular contributor to Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute and blog.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: A Phoropter for Film
Coming Attractions
1. The Power of Film
2. The Church and Hollywood: A Historical Lens
Act I: Film
3. Fade In: A Narrative Lens
4. Sights and Sounds: An Audiovisual Lens
5. Where Form Meets Feeling: A Critical Lens
Act II: Theology
6. A Diverse Church Responds: An Ecclesial Lens
7. Discerning Mystery: A Theological Lens
8. Expanding Our Field of Vision: An Ethical Lens
Act III: Dialogue
9. Encountering the Other: A Cultural Lens
10. The Trauma of Love in the Films of Christopher Nolan: Converging Lenses
Epilogue: A Deeper Focus
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