This introductory textbook uses appreciation of film to explore debates between theology and contemporary culture. It examines both method and theory and features a range of film examples throughout.
- Explores how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry
- Addresses a broad range of themes, including religion and the sacred, human dignity, eschatology, war and peace, violence, justice, feminism, and the environment
- Includes sections on methodological considerations as well as theoretical perspectives
- Features examples from a range of films, including Unforgiven, The Passion of Christ, An Inconvenient Truth, Jarhead, Something’s Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky
- Accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Methodological Considerations.
1 Theology and Film.
Part II: Theological Perspectives and Filmic Themes.
3 Woman as Spectacle: Theological Perspectives on Women and Film.
4 The Green Screen: Theological Perspectives on the Environment and Film.
5 A Time to Kill?: Theological Perspectives on Violence and Film.
6 The Final Verdict: Theological Perspectives on Justice and Film.
7 Dark Beauty: Theological Perspectives on War as Cinematic Mythology.
8 Heaven, Hell, and the Sweet Hereafter: Theological Perspectives on Eschatology and Film.
9 Conclusion: Theological Perspectives on Cinematic Storytelling.