Faith in film : religious themes in contemporary cinema / Christopher Deacy.  (Text) (Text)

Deacy, Christopher
Call no.: PN1995.5 .D38 2016Publication: Abingdon, England : Routledge, 2016Description: ix, 170 pNotes: Reprint. Originally published: Farnham, England : Ashgate, 2005.ISBN: 9780754651581 (hbk.); 9781138262850 (pbk.); 0754651584; 1138262854Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityLOC classification: PN1995.5 | .D38 2016
Contents:Christianity and film in conversation -- The Heart of the matter : escapism vs. religion -- Theological currents in contemporary cinema : seven case studies -- Movie gods and goddesses : the role of the celebrity -- The 'passion' of the audience -- New ways forward.
Summary: "How plausible is it to examine the medium of film through a Christian lens? Are there any grounds for supposing that, in 'going to the movies', one is participating in a religious activity? Faith in Film identifies and explores these key questions. From the unprecedented and innovative perspective of Christian theology, this book investigates how cinema audiences wrestle with religious beliefs and values. Through a reading of films as diverse as Groundhog Day, Billy Liar, Fight Club, Nobody's Fool and The Passion of the Christ, Christopher Deacy reveals that the movies raise vital questions about the spiritual landscape and normative values of western society today"--Back cover.
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Reprint. Originally published: Farnham, England : Ashgate, 2005.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-160) and index.

Christianity and film in conversation -- The Heart of the matter : escapism vs. religion -- Theological currents in contemporary cinema : seven case studies -- Movie gods and goddesses : the role of the celebrity -- The 'passion' of the audience -- New ways forward.

"How plausible is it to examine the medium of film through a Christian lens? Are there any grounds for supposing that, in 'going to the movies', one is participating in a religious activity? Faith in Film identifies and explores these key questions. From the unprecedented and innovative perspective of Christian theology, this book investigates how cinema audiences wrestle with religious beliefs and values. Through a reading of films as diverse as Groundhog Day, Billy Liar, Fight Club, Nobody's Fool and The Passion of the Christ, Christopher Deacy reveals that the movies raise vital questions about the spiritual landscape and normative values of western society today"--Back cover.

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