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Celluloid sermons : the emergence of the Christian film industry, 1930-1986

Author: Terry Lindvall; Andrew Quicke
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christian filmmaking, done outside of the corporate Hollywood industry and produced for Christian churches, affected a significant audience of church people. Protestant denominations and individuals believed that they could preach and teach more effectively through the mass medium of film. Although suspicion toward the film industry marked many conservatives during the early 1930s, many Christian leaders came to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lindvall, Terry.
Celluloid sermons.
New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011018456
(OCoLC)724667390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Lindvall; Andrew Quicke
ISBN: 9780814753255 0814753256 9780814765357 0814765351 9780814765067 0814765068
OCLC Number: 756624904
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents: God talks --
Evangelical film auteurs --
Methodist and ecumenical films --
Reformed and dissenting images --
The studio era of Christian films --
The master filmmakers --
Mark IV and apocalyptic film --
Global film evangelism --
Conclusion: a modest renaissance before the end.
Responsibility: Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke.

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