9780415572583

Screening the Afterlife: Theology, Eschatology, and Film

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415572583

  • ISBN10:

    0415572584

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/7/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Screening the Afterlifeoffers the first comprehensive examination of death and the afterlife within the growing field of religion and film. It looks critically at a range of cinematic works and considers how they encroach upon theological territory. Topics addressed include: the survival of personhood after death the language of resurrection and immortality Near-Death Experiences and Mind-Dependent Worlds the portrayal of heaven " and hell " Drawing on films from Flatlinersand What Dreams May Cometo Working Girland The Shawshank Redemption, this book is a unique and fascinating exploration of the last things " as envisaged by modern filmmakers.

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