9780827210271

Faith and Film : Theological Themes at the Cinema

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827210271

  • ISBN10:

    0827210272

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

Bryan Stone engages the cinema to open a discussion of theology and the culture of our time by pairing specific Christian doctrines found in the Apostles' Creed with popular movies and videos.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
The Apostles' Creed 1(2)
Introduction Cinema, Theology, and the ``Signs of the Times'' 3(11)
``I believe''
14(11)
Contact
``God, the Father almighty''
25(14)
Oh, God!
``Creator of heaven and earth''
39(11)
2001: A Space Odyssey
``Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord''
50(17)
Jesus of Montreal
``Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary''
67(14)
A Trio of Jesus Films: The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Last Temptation of Christ, and the Gospel According to St. Matthew
``Suffered under Pontius Pilate''
81(11)
Romero
``Was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.''
92(19)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
``On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.''
111(11)
Three Vignettes: Phenomenon, Powder, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
``Will come again to judge the living and the dead''
122(11)
Flatliners
``I believe in the Holy Spirit''
133(9)
Star Wars
``The holy catholic church''
142(14)
The Mission
``The communion of saints''
156(11)
Babette's Feast
``The forgiveness of sins''
167(10)
Dead Man Walking
``The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting''
177(13)
The Shawshank Redemption
Film Summaries 19O(193)
Index 193

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