Faith, Film And Philosophy Paperback

Big Ideas on the Big Screen

by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel;


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Faith, Film And Philosophy

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"Those who tell stories rule society." Plato

So who today are our principal storytellers? Not philosophers, but filmmakers. For those who know both the enormous entertainment potential and the culture-shaping power of film, this book will stir mind and imagination. For great stories freight world-sized ideas, ideas worthy of contemplation and conversation. Great cinema inspires wonder. But another philosopher, Aristotle, reminds us that wonder is the true source of philosophy. So perhaps Plato or Aristotle might have a shot at ruling society, even today--if they took an interest in film.

These fourteen essays consider classic and current films together with several major philosophical themes, all within the context of Christian faith: (1) the human condition, (2) the human mind and the nature of knowing, (3) the moral life, and (4) faith and religion.

Citizen Kane, Big Fish and Pretty Woman contribute to an in-depth consideration of the human condition.

The Truman Show, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and It's a Wonderful Life, among others, illuminate reflection on the human mind and the nature of knowing.

Looking at the moral life, contributors interact with such notable films as Pleasantville, Bowling for Columbine, Mystic River and The Silence of the Lambs.

The final section pursues the theme of faith and religion traced through a number of Hong Kong martial arts films, Contact, 2001: A Space Odyssey and U2's music documentary Rattle and Hum.

A veritable film festival for all those who want to nurture the wonder of philosophical inquiry and the love of Christian theology through an engagement with the big ideas on the big screen.

Faith, Film And Philosophy by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel was published by Intervarsity Press in May 2008 and is our 53628th best seller. The ISBN for Faith, Film And Philosophy is 9780830825899.

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Page last updated 28th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (May 2008)
Weight499g
Number of Pages320
Thickness23 mm
Height228 mm
Width161 mm
ISBN9780830825899
ISBN-100830825894
Product Code1555757
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