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Description - Theology and Film by Christopher Deacy

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405144384
ISBN-10: 1405144386
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Deacy

Christopher Deacy is Head of Religious Studies and Lecturer in Applied Theology at the University of Kent and has written a number of publications exploring the interface between religion and film, including Screen Christologies: Redemption and the Medium of Film. Gaye Williams Ortiz teaches Communication Studies at Augusta State University in Georgia. She has served as vice president of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, and is co-editor of Explorations in Theology and Film (Blackwell, 1997).

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