The Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Originally published as the The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film, this Companion offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. Now available in paperback, the Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.

Author Biography

William L. Blizek is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chair of the Religious Studies Programme at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Founding Editor of The Journal of Religion and Film.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements \ Introduction \ PART I: The Study of Religion and Film 1. Religion and the Movies, William L. Blizek \ 2. Using Religion to Interpret Movies, William L. Blizek \ 3. Using Movies to Critique Religion, William L. Blizek \ 4. Religion, Ethics, and Film, Alyda Faber \ 5. Theology and Film, by Clive Marsh \ 6. Retelling of Religious Stories, William L. Blizek and Julien Fielding \ 7. Religion, Film, and Film Theory, Greg Watkins \ 8. Religion and World Cinema, S. Brent Plate \ 9. Religion, Film, and Cultural Studies, Melanie Wright \ 10. Women, Religion, and Film, Irena Makarushka \ PART II: Religions and Film 11. Christian Movies, Terry Lindvall \ 12. Catholic Movies, Peter Malone \13. Buddhist Movies, Michele Desmarais \ 14. Hindu Movies, Michele Desmarais and Birud Sindhav \ 15. Judaism and Jewish Identity in Film, Allison Smith \ 16. Muslim Movies, Rubina Ramji \ 17. Indigenous Religions and Movies, Julien Fielding \ 18. Religion, Spirituality, and the Movies, Wendy M. Wright \ PART III: Religious Themes in Movies \ 19. Jesus Movies, Adele Reinhartz \ 20. Bible Movies, Richard G. Walsh \ 21. Holocaust Movies, Guy Matalon \ 22. Redemption and Film, Julien Fielding \ 23. The After Life in Movies, Kelly Wyman \ 24. Images of God in the Movies, Christian Haunton \ 25. The Savior Figure in Film, Matthew Mcever \ 26. Karma and Film, Michele Desmarais \ 27. The End of Days, Conrad Ostwalt \ 28. Satan in the Movies, Kelly Wyman \ 29. Evil on Film, Bryan Stone \ Part IV Resources Film Index \ Bibliography \ Index

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