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Deep focus : film and theology in dialogue

Author: Robert K Johnston
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Publishing Group, 2019.
Series: Engaging culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three media experts guide the Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film. Building on the success of Robert Johnston's Reel Spirituality, the leading textbook in the field for the past 17 years, Deep Focus helps film lovers not only watch movies critically and theologically but also see beneath the surface of their moving  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Johnston
ISBN: 9781540960030 154096003X 9781540961501 1540961508
OCLC Number: 1039398655
Description: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A phoropter for film --
The power of film --
The church and Hollywood: a historical lens --
Fade in: a narrative lens --
Sights and sounds: an audiovisual lens --
Where form meets feeling: a critical lens --
A diverse church responds: an ecclesial lens --
Discerning mystery: a theological lens --
Expanding our field of vision: an ethical lens --
Encountering the other: a cultural lens --
The trauma of love in the films of Christopher Nolan: converging lenses --
Epilogue: A deeper focus.
Series Title: Engaging culture.
Responsibility: Robert K. Johnston, Craig Detweiler, and Kutter Callaway.

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Three media experts guide the serious Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film.  Read more...

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