Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film Paperback

Portrayals of Jesus in Film

by Richard Walsh (Professor of Religion and Associate Academic Dean, Methodist College, North Carolina, USA);


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Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film

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From "The Greatest Story Ever Told" to "Jesus of Montreal" to "Shane", the figure of Jesus has made repeated - and varied - appearances in American cinema. In this book Richard Walsh brings "Jesus-films", the canonical gospels, and American culture into conversation.;The discourse begins in the theatre with the lights down low and the Jesus-films on the big screen. Walsh's commentary starts with the films themselves and the American Jesus(es) portrayed therein. Ironically, while we do not expect Jesus-films to "get Jesus or the gospels right," they do cast light on interesting literary and mythical features of the gospels - and on American culture. For example, Arcand's "Jesus of Montreal" offers fresh understanding of the apocalyptic discourse in Mark 13, and "Shane" and "Pale Rider" demonstrate that Americans desperately want a conquering hero who is not a capitalist or an imperialist to deal with their frustrations.

Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film by Richard Walsh (Professor of Religion and Associate Academic Dean, Methodist College, North Carolina, USA) was published by Continuum in October 2003. The ISBN for Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film is 9781563383878.

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Page last updated 28th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (October 2003)
Weight295g
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9781563383878
ISBN-10156338387X
Product Code23185
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