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Bible and Cinema.

Author: Adele Reinhartz
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge key guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in feature films, and the medium of film as part of the Bible's reception history. The book examines how films draw on the Old and New Testament and the figure of Jesus Christ in various direct and indirect ways to develop their plots,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Reinhartz, Adele.
Bible and Cinema: An Introduction.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Reinhartz
ISBN: 9781134627011 1134627017 9781136184000 1136184007
OCLC Number: 860626351
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages).
Contents: Cover; Bible and Cinema; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: ""Seeking a vision"": Bible movies as film genre; Part I The Bible on film; 2 ""As it has been written"": The Old Testament epics; 3 ""I have seen the Lord"": Jesus on the silver screen; 4 ""Make disciples of all nations"": Swords, sandals, and Christianity; 5 ""What would Jesus do?"": Epic and allegory; Part II The Bible in film; 6 ""Make them known to your children"": The Old Testament in modern guise; 7 ""One like a son of man"": Christ-figure films. 8 ""Justice, justice you shall pursue"": Films and morality9 ""In those days"": Destruction and redemption; 10 Conclusion: ""My heart is glad, and my soul rejoices"": Cinema and transcendence; Bibliography; Index of ancient sources; Index of modern authors; Film index; Subject index.
Series Title: Routledge key guides.

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in feature films, and the medium of film as part of the Bible's reception history. The book examines how films draw on the Old and New Testament and the figure of Jesus Christ in various direct and indirect ways to develop their plots, characters, and themes. As well as movies that set out explicitly to retell biblical stories in their ancient context, it explores the ways in which contemporary, fictional feature fil.

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"Reinhartz is the leading interpreter of the use of the Bible in film. In this volume she provides readers with a helpful overview of the subject, raising a host of significant questions and Read more...

 
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