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Routledge Studies in Religion and Film


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Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema Blind Paul

Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema: Blind Paul

1st Edition

By Sean Desilets
July 07, 2016

This book revisits the tradition of Western religious cinema in light of scholarship on St. Paul’s political theology. The book’s subtitle derives from the account in the Book of Acts that St. Paul was temporarily blinded in the wake of his conversion on the road to Damascus. In imitation of Paul, ...

The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927)

The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927)

1st Edition

Edited By David Shepherd
April 07, 2016

While Jesus has attracted the sporadic interest of film-makers since the epics of the Sixties, it is often forgotten that between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the "silent" era at the end of the 1920s, some of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both ...

Divine Film Comedies Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit

Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit

1st Edition

By Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris Lindvall
March 07, 2016

Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the ...

The Holy Fool in European Cinema

The Holy Fool in European Cinema

1st Edition

By Alina G. Birzache
February 19, 2016

This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural ...

World Cinema, Theology, and the Human Humanity in Deep Focus

World Cinema, Theology, and the Human: Humanity in Deep Focus

1st Edition

By Antonio Sison
June 23, 2015

Forging an open-minded but reasoned dialogue between nine acclaimed titles of world cinema, and a range of theological perspectives that touch on the theme of human experience, World Cinema, Theology, and the Human offers fresh portals of insight for the interdisciplinary area of Theology and Film....

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