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Faith in film : religious themes in contemporary cinema

Author: Christopher Deacy
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Deacy, Christopher.
Faith in film.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., 2005
(OCoLC)607700321
Online version:
Deacy, Christopher.
Faith in film.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., 2005
(OCoLC)608418546
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Deacy
ISBN: 0754651584 9780754651581
OCLC Number: 56809644
Description: ix, 170 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Christopher Deacy.
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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  Read more...

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