9780801031878

Reel Spirituality

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801031878

  • ISBN10:

    0801031877

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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Summary

Increasingly, thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue. Reel Spirituality successfully heightens readers' sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema. This second edition cites 200 new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Reel Spirituality is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers, church-based study groups, and religious film and arts groups. The second edition cites an additional 200 movies and includes new film photos.

Author Biography

Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the coeditor of the Engaging Culture series and the Cultural Exegesis series and the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Useless Beauty and Finding God in the Movies.

Table of Contents

The power of filmp. 25
A brief history of the church and Hollywoodp. 41
Theological approaches to film criticismp. 55
Why look at film? : a theological perspectivep. 87
Are movies art?p. 117
In film, story reigns supremep. 135
Image and musicp. 163
Becoming a film criticp. 185
Responding to film ethically : moving beyond the rating systemp. 217
Responding to movies theologicallyp. 239
An exercise in dialogue : the movies of Peter Weirp. 267
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