Reading the Gospels in the Dark
Portrayals of Jesus in Film
By (author) Richard Walsh
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Reading the Gospels in the Dark by Richard Walsh
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781563383878
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: The Athlone Press
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Walsh
Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion at Methodist College in Fayettevile, North Carolina, and is the author of Reading the Gospels in the Dark and co-editor with Aichele of Screening Scripture.
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