This introductory textbook uses appreciation of film to explore debates between theology and contemporary culture. It examines both method and theory and features a range of film examples throughout.
- Explores how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry
-Addresses a broad range of themes, including religion and the sacred, human dignity, eschatology, war and peace, violence, justice, feminism, and the environment
-Includes sections on methodological considerations as well as theoretical perspectives
-Features examples from a range of films, including Unforgiven, The Passion of Christ, An Inconvenient Truth, Jarhead, Something's Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky
-Accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm
Table of Contents:
Part I: Methodological Considerations
1 Theology and Film
Part II: Theological Perspectives and Filmic Themes
3 Woman as Spectacle: Theological Perspectives on Women and Film
4 The Green Screen: Theological Perspectives on the Environment and Film
5 A Time to Kill?: Theological Perspectives on Violence and Film
6 The Final Verdict: Theological Perspectives on Justice and Film
7 Dark Beauty: Theological Perspectives on War as Cinematic Mythology
8 Heaven, Hell, and the Sweet Hereafter: Theological Perspectives on Eschatology and Film
9 Conclusion: Theological Perspectives on Cinematic Storytelling
Christopher Deacy is Lecturer in Applied Theology at the University of Kent and has written a number of publications exploring the interface between religion and film, including Faith in Film: Religious Themes in Contemporary Cinema.
Gaye Ortiz teaches Communication Studies at Augusta State University in Georgia. She has served as vice president of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication. She is co-author of Explorations in Theology and Film (Blackwell Publishing, 1997).
Theology And Film by Christopher Deacy; Gaye Williams Ortiz was published by Blackwell Publishers Ltd in December 2007 and is our 62605th best seller. The ISBN for Theology And Film is 9781405144384.