Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblcal Narrative

Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblcal Narrative

by Gary Yamasaki


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In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking and using that as a model for analyzing biblical stories. In our culture, the voluminous exposure we have to movies has resulted in our being conditioned to experience cinematic stories in a particular manner: for example, seeing them as events rather than objects and the story worlds of movies as distinct from the real world. However, biblical stories are not typically viewed through this cinematic-story lens, making our analysis of biblical narrative out of step with what has become our natural mode of experiencing stories. This book demonstrates how fresh interpretive insights emerge when we read biblical stories like we watch movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451496291
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Reading the Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Insights , #1
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

1 The Intersection of Bible and Film: An Introduction 1

2 A Cinematic-Story Paradigm for Analyzing Biblical Narrative 35

3 Abraham's Near Sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19) 85

4 The Feeding of the Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21) 117

5 Conclusion 149

Selected Bibliography 157

Film Index 259

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