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1st Edition

Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films

Edited By

Adele Reinhartz

ISBN 9780415677196
Published December 4, 2012 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Movies which have drawn inspiration from the Bible, either directly or indirectly, have been extremely popular since the earliest days of cinema. Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films introduces a wide range of those movies, which are among the most important, critically-acclaimed and highest-grossing films of all time, including:

  • The King of Kings
  • Ben-Hur
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Frankenstein
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Written by a team of international scholars, the fifty entries discuss the Biblical stories, characters or motifs depicted in each film making this book the ideal guide for anyone interested in the long-standing relationship between the Bible and film.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Part One: Bible Films  2. Part Two: Bible-Related Films  Bibliography

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Adele Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has authored a number of books on the Bible, including Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (2001) and Caiaphas the High Priest (2011), as well on the intersection of Bible and film, including Scripture on the Silver Screen (2003) and Jesus of Hollywood (2007).