Faith and Film

Faith and Film

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.

Author: Bryan P. Stone

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827210531

Category: 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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Faith and Film

Faith and Film

Grafted onto its facade is a movie theater marquee that proclaims the name of the
film Easy Rider . The cover story was titled “ The New Movies : Faith of Our
Children . " An apt title : “ Film — the Faith of the Young . ” Films do influence the
self ...

Author: Edward N. McNulty

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611644524

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Religion

Film Faith and Cultural Conflict

Film  Faith  and Cultural Conflict

The film's apparent challenge to Jesus' divinity was the primary force that
mobilized millions of Christians. The force of mass-mediated communication,
combined with highly complex communication networks and structures within the
church ...

Author: Robin Riley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275973573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 148

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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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Faith and Film

Faith and Film

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.

Author: Bryan Stone

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827210272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Hidden God

The Hidden God

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 ...

Author: Mary Lea Bandy

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870703498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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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 Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

One of Antonioni's Italian contemporaries, Pier Paolo Pasolini, explored the role
of religion and spirituality in the modern era. After abandoning the Catholic faith
of his youth, Pasolini infused his cinema with a questioning and uncertainty that ...

Author: Kenneth R. Morefield

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443832793

Category: History

Page: 250

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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.
Categories: History

The Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film

The Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film

9 For more on Babette's Feast, see Wright, W. M. (1997), 'Babette's Feast: A
Religious Film', Journal of Religion & Film, 1 (2). Retrieved from 20 August 2008
from http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/BabetteWW.htm and Schuler, J. (1997), ...

Author: William L. Blizek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441138781

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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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.
Categories: Religion

Finding God in the Movies

Finding God in the Movies

Experience God in the movies! A valuable resource guide examining over 30 films and their theological impact. Excellent for film buffs and church leaders alike.

Author: Catherine M. Barsotti

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801064814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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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 and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema Volume III

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema  Volume III

Other readings reveal an aesthetic perspective which reviews the lavish
architecture and special pioneering Schüfftan effects creatively designed for the
film; a psychoanalytical understanding of the film delves into the Oedipal struggle
of ...

Author: Kenneth R. Morefield

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443874984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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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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The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

Jasper (1997: 246) Introduction almost from the beginning of cinema a century
ago, there have been those interested in understanding film theologically. The
New england Congregational minister Herbert Jump was one of the first, offering
a ...

Author: John Lyden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415448536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 503

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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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Faith in Film

Faith in Film

From the unprecendented and innovative perspective of Christian theology, this book investigates how cinema audiences wrestle with their religious beliefs and values.

Author: Christopher Deacy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015061188606

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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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.
Categories: Religion

Faith Film and Philosophy

Faith  Film and Philosophy

The Nature of Persons in Three Films by Charlie Kaufman GREGORY E.
GANSSLE ... This, novelist Walker Percy observes, explains the pervasive use of
amnesia in television and film.1 To wake up completely forgetful of one's past is
to be ...

Author: R. Douglas Geivett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830875182

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Religion

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter

In Movies That Matter, Leonard views fifty important movies through "a lens of faith" and offers surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film.

Author: Richard Leonard

Publisher:

ISBN: 0829422013

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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In modern culture, nothing matters more than the movies, says popular film critic and Jesuit Richard Leonard. Movies shape our global civilization. We watch them incessantly, relax with them, argue about them. But movies are much more than casual entertainment and subjects for small talk. They have become the preferred medium for ideas and values and morally serious expression. We need to take movies seriously, Leonard says. To do so, we need to learn how to "read" a film. In Movies That Matter, Leonard views 50 important movies through a "lens of faith"—an informed Christian point of view that immeasurably deepens the astute moviegoer's viewing experience. He shows how the great directors, screenwriters, and actors employ the "language of film" to celebrate the human spirit and put us in touch with the divine. This knowledgeable, vividly written, provocative guide is an excellent resource for every reader seeking deeper understanding of what the movies are saying.
Categories: Performing Arts

Useless Beauty

Useless Beauty

A small but growing number of Christian scholars have entered the academic
arena, offering reflection on selected films, much as a previous generation of
scholars of religion attempted to bring issues of faith and literary scholarship
together.2 ...

Author: Robert K. Johnston

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801027857

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Reveals how both contemporary movies and the Book of Ecclesiastes portray life's beauty despite its pain and futility.
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Finding Faith at the Movies

Finding Faith at the Movies

Closing soliloquy goes through the end of the film . VCR — 1 : 48 : 00 to end of
film DVD — begin at Scene 26 Total running time : 30 minutes Film , Faith , and
Scripture Explore with your group the connections between film , faith , and ...

Author:

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 081922569X

Category: Religion

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This practical, hands-on book will help Christian educators, youth leaders, and anyone wishing to use films as teaching tools to explore and discuss film segments within the usual 40-50 minutes of class time available. Discussion questions provided to explore temptation, duty, forgiveness, redemption, gratitude, and other important Christian values. Industry film ratings are provided.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Although in its current form the study of the relationship between religion and film
is a relatively young field, the relationship itself dates to the advent of film in the
late 19th century. This is no surprise—people of faith have used the latest ...

Author: Eric Michael Mazur

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313330728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

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Presents alphabetically arranged reference entries on religion and its role in modern film, covering such topics as religious themes, symbols, well-known films that deal with religious topics, and noted directors.
Categories: Performing Arts

Re Writing Jesus Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film

Re Writing Jesus  Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film

As we have seen, the separation between the Jesus of history and the Christ of
faith, and the subsequent attempt to locate the former (the 'first historical Jesus
quest') dominated nineteenth-century Christology and the Jesus-novel it
produced.

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472573339

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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At the heart of Christian theology lies a paradox unintelligible to other religions and to secular humanism: that in the person of Jesus, God became man, and suffered on the cross to effect humanity's salvation. In his dual nature as mortal and divinity, and unlike the impassable God of other monotheisms, Christ thus became accessible to artistic representation. Hence the figure of Jesus has haunted and compelled the imagination of artists and writers for 2,000 years. This was never more so than in the 20th Century, in a supposedly secular age, when the Jesus of popular fiction and film became perhaps more familiar than the Christ of the New Testament. In Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film Graham Holderness explores how writers and film-makers have sought to recreate Christ in work as diverse as Anthony Burgess's Man of Nazareth and Jim Crace's Quarantine, to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. These works are set within a longer and broader history of 'Jesus novels' and 'Jesus films', a lineage traced back to Ernest Renan and George Moore, and explored both for their reflections of contemporary Christological debates, and their positive contributions to Christian theology. In its final chapter, the book draws on the insights of this tradition of Christological representation to creatively construct a new life of Christ, an original work of theological fiction that both subsumes the history of the form, and offers a startlingly new perspective on the biography of Christ.
Categories: Religion

Religion and Film

Religion and Film

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.

Author: J. Melanie Wright

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1850437599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Planks of Reason

Planks of Reason

Faith. and. Idolatry. in. the. Horror. Film. J. P. Telotte. It is at the same time true
that the world is what we see and that, nonetheless, we must learn to see it — first
in the sense that we must match this vision with knowledge, take possession of it,
 ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. This revised edition retains the spirit of the original, but also offers new takes on rediscovered classics and recent developments in the genre.
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