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Faith And Film

Author : Bryan P. Stone
ISBN : 0827210531
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bryan Stone engages the cinema to open a discussion of theology and the culture of our time by pairing specific Christian doctrines found in the Apostles' Creed with popular movies and videos.
Category: Performing Arts

The Hidden God

Author : Mary Lea Bandy
ISBN : 0870703498
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Hidden God: Film and Faith, which accompanies a MoMA Film at the Gramercy Theatre program in the winter of 2003-2004, offers a range of approaches to cinema's explorations of a hidden God. Its thirty-five authors include filmmakers, magazine and newspaper critics, film scholars, curators of The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media, and others; together they discuss over fifty films, some more or less explicitly religious in theme, others from a gamut of genres not always connected with questions of faith: the western, the thriller, the policier, the costume drama, science fiction, horror, comedy. The films come from Africa, the Middle East, and Japan as well as Europe and the United States, but even so, the book and exhibition are intended not as an encyclopedic anthology but, more humbly, as starting points in the study of an eternal theme.
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Faith And Film

Author : Bryan Stone
ISBN : 0827210272
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bryan Stone engages the cinema to open a discussion of theology and the culture of our time by pairing specific Christian doctrines found in the Apostles' Creed with popular movies and videos.
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Faith And Spirituality In Masters Of World Cinema

Author : Kenneth R. Morefield
ISBN : 9781443832793
Genre : History
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Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume II continues the work presented in the first volume of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will give readers an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume II contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first entry of the series (such as Godard and Kurosawa) while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working (for example, Andersson, and von Trier). While retaining a truly international emphasis—it includes essays about directors from the United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, India, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Japan—Volume II also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume II also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from such varied disciplines as New Testament Studies, Clinical Psychology, Art History, and Medieval History. It also seeks to broaden the understanding of ‘faith’ and ‘spirituality,’ examining how the meaning of such terms changes as the cultures that produce the art that defines them continues to evolve.
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Finding God In The Movies

Author : Catherine M. Barsotti
ISBN : 9780801064814
Genre : Performing Arts
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An accessible guidebook that reviews and discusses over thirty films of faith, providing resources and suggestions for personal viewing and church use.
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Faith Film And Philosophy

Author : R. Douglas Geivett
ISBN : 0830875182
Genre : Religion
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"Those who tell stories rule society." Plato So who today are our principal storytellers? Not philosophers, but filmmakers. For those who know both the enormous entertainment potential and the culture-shaping power of film, this book will stir mind and imagination. For great stories freight world-sized ideas, ideas worthy of contemplation and conversation. Great cinema inspires wonder. But another philosopher, Aristotle, reminds us that wonder is the true source of philosophy. So perhaps Plato or Aristotle might have a shot at ruling society, even today--if they took an interest in film. These fourteen essays consider classic and current films together with several major philosophical themes, all within the context of Christian faith: (1) the human condition, (2) the human mind and the nature of knowing, (3) the moral life, and (4) faith and religion. Citizen Kane, Big Fish and Pretty Woman contribute to an in-depth consideration of the human condition. The Truman Show, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and It's a Wonderful Life, among others, illuminate reflection on the human mind and the nature of knowing. Looking at the moral life, contributors interact with such notable films as Pleasantville, Bowling for Columbine, Mystic River and The Silence of the Lambs. The final section pursues the theme of faith and religion traced through a number of Hong Kong martial arts films, Contact, 2001: A Space Odyssey and U2's music documentary Rattle and Hum. A veritable film festival for all those who want to nurture the wonder of philosophical inquiry and the love of Christian theology through an engagement with the big ideas on the big screen.
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Faith In Film

Author : Christopher Deacy
ISBN : UOM:39015061188606
Genre : Religion
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From the unprecendented and innovative perspective of Christian theology, this book investigates how cinema audiences wrestle with their religious beliefs and values. Deacy reveals that movies raise vital questions about the spiritual landscape and normative values of western society today.
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Movies That Matter

Author : Richard Leonard
ISBN : 9780829430448
Genre : Performing Arts
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Faith And Spirituality In Masters Of World Cinema Volume Iii

Author : Kenneth R. Morefield
ISBN : 9781443874984
Genre : Performing Arts
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Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume III continues the work presented in the first two volumes of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008 and 2011. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will provide readers with an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume III contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first two entries of the series, such as De Sica and Hitchcock, while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working, like Asghar Farhadi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. While retaining an international emphasis similar to the first two volumes, it also includes a focused look at a few American auteurs not yet considered in the series. Volume III also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume III also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from varied disciplines. Framed by the question “What makes movies material?”, Volume III continues the series’ endeavour to have faith and spirituality provide a context for considering what makes cinema significant.
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Faith And Film

Author : Edward N. McNulty
ISBN : 9781611644524
Genre : Religion
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Growing numbers of church leaders are discovering that many films are able to impact viewers with gospel truths almost as well as a good sermon. Ed McNulty, a former pastor and longtime reviewer of films, offers this guide to help church leaders enter into dialogue with contemporary films. McNulty carefully crafts a theology of movies and then provides practical suggestions for creating and leading movie discussions with groups. In addition, he provides people from all across the theological spectrum with a framework to understand whether the overall message of a film outweighs concerns over profanity, violence, or sex in the film. He concludes by introducing twenty-seven films and including provocative questions about each that will prepare leaders to assemble and facilitate a group. Popular films explored include The Color Purple; Crash; Hotel Rwanda; The Matrix; Million Dollar Baby; O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Shawshank Redemption.
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Religion And Film

Author : J. Melanie Wright
ISBN : 1850437599
Genre : Performing Arts
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Annotation From the silent era to the contemporary blockbuster - from Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc to The Wicker Man and Mel Gibson's controversial box-office hit The Passion of the Christ - religion has been a perennial fascination for film-makers. Yet film studies rarely look closely at these portrayals of religion, while religious studies have tended to be concerned with a film's fidelity to a religious worldview. or its value as a tool in ministry or mission. Religion and Film: An Introduction redresses this balance, with a new, cross-disciplinary approach to the subject that draws from cultural studies, religious studies and film studies alike.
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Film Faith And Cultural Conflict

Author : Robin Riley
ISBN : 0275973573
Genre : Performing Arts
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Fresh insights reopen the debate surrounding Scorsese's 1988 film, the surrounding controversy, and its volatile reception.
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The Routledge Companion To Religion And Film

Author : John Lyden
ISBN : 9780415448536
Genre : Performing Arts
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Going beyond overtly religious or religion-themed movies, this companion introduces analysis of religious influences to be found in a broad range of mainstream productions & deploys a range of methodologies, including psychoanalytical, theological, & feminist approaches & audience reception.
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Behind The Screen

Author : Spencer Lewerenz
ISBN : 9781585582716
Genre : Religion
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When it comes to Hollywood, Christians too quickly wash their hands of popular culture and leave this immensely influential media to unbelievers. In truth, the industry is listening. There is a church in Hollywood, but too often their work is unrecognized. Behind the Screen offers a glimpse of Hollywood insiders who, through their jobs on movie sets, behind TV shows, and in radio broadcasts, work together to give glory to God. With contributions from the writers and producers of such productions as Joan of Arcadia, Mission Impossible, Batman Forever, That '70s Show, and others, believers everywhere are encouraged to join with the church in Hollywood and do their part in closing the gap between Christianity and culture.
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Film As Religion Second Edition

Author : John C. Lyden
ISBN : 9781479802074
Genre : Performing Arts
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Argues that popular films perform a religious function in our culture The first edition of Film as Religion was one of the first texts to develop a framework for the analysis of the religious function of films for audiences. Like more formal religious institutions, films can provide us with ways to view the world and the values to confront it. Lyden argues that the cultural influence of films is analogous to that of religions, so that films can be understood as representing a “religious” worldview in their own right. Thoroughly updating his examples, Lyden examines a range of film genres and individual films, from The Godfather to The Hunger Games to Frozen, to show how film can function religiously.
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Cin Ma Divinit

Author : Eric S. Christianson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115113008
Genre : Performing Arts
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The interdisciplinary study of theology and film requires a responsible engagement on the part of religious studies experts, biblical scholars and theologians, with film studies. Cinema Divinite first of all sets out various critical approaches to the study of film and theology such as formalism, expressionism, realism, textual analysis, contextual analysis, postmodern eclecticism, narrative criticism and cultural studies. The early chapters also look at the major concepts in films studies such as cinema spectatorship and the nature and application of film theory to theology.
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Religion And Film

Author : Melanie Wright
ISBN : 9780857716286
Genre : Religion
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From silent films to contemporary blockbusters, religion has always proved a popular theme for the cinema. At the same time, aspects of film-watching are often described as 'religious', while particular films clearly have influenced religious thinking and polemic. However, all too often the encounter between religion and film is discussed from narrowly confessional perspectives, so that the field has long been dominated by the question of a film's fidelity to a religious text or worldview, or its value as a tool in ministry and mission. Such an apologetic approach to the discussion of film and religion is disappointingly limited and parochial. 'Religion and Film: An Introduction' seeks to redress the balance. After reviewing current trends in the study of religion and film, Melanie J Wright argues for a new, holistic approach that draws on work from cultural studies, religious studies and film studies alike, and that at last brings to the sophisticated medium of film the multitextured analysis that it deserves. She argues that the given 'meanings' of any film are not fixed by, or encoded in, its textual organisation, but are rather bound up with its varied interpretation by viewers in specific contexts. In a departure from existing treatments of the subject, proper attention is paid to the idea that, in considering and assessing a film's significance, the differing religious and cultural locales in which a film is seen are at least as important as its other features. A broad and religiously diverse range of films including 'The Ten Commandments', 'La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc', 'Kadosh', 'Lagaan', ''My Son the Fanatic', 'Keeping the Faith', 'The Wicker Man' and Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of The Christ' is discussed from four main perspectives: narrative, style, cultural context, and reception. The author looks at varied screen representations of religion; at films shaped by strong convictions about the place of religion in society; and at the roles that audiences play as consumers of film. With its novel emphases, and clear and well organised discussion of the whole field, the book will have strong appeal to students as well as general readers interested in all aspects of the inter-relationship of religion and the cinema. 'Melanie Wright not only provides fascinating discussion of a range of important movies, but also moves the fledgling field of 'religion and film' to the next stage by drawing attention to concepts, questions and themes that undergird this exciting interdisciplinary endeavour. Religion and Film: An Introduction is a must-read for anyone interested in the integral relationship between religion and film in Hollywood and beyond. It will also prove an indispendable text for undergraduates and their teachers.' - Adele Reinhartz, Associate Vice-President of Research, and Professor of Religion & Classics, University of Ottawa ‘The developing field of religion and film is very new and encourages a wide range of different interests and approaches, as Melanie Wright rightly acknowledges in this substantial contribution to film and religion studies. The whole area has not yet developed very far, is something of a hodge-podge, and to a certain degree we do not yet know what we are doing. By selecting a particular systematic approach to religion and film – which incorporates an analysis of narrative, style, content and reception – Wright makes a great step forward for the whole field. Her cultural studies approach to the topic proposes a clearly defined solution to the subject’s fragmentariness: a challenge that is long overdue. Moreover, the account she gives of each film that she considers is thorough, fascinating and enlightening.’ - William L Blizek, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Editor of The Journal of Religion and Film
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The Passion

Author : Ken Duncan
ISBN : UCSC:32106017088896
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Presents still photographs taken during the filming of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," accompanied by passages from the gospels.
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Faith And Thought

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Genre : Religion and science
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The Bloomsbury Companion To Religion And Film

Author : William L. Blizek
ISBN : 9781441138781
Genre : Religion
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Originally published as the The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film, this Companion offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. Now available in paperback, the Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.
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