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  • Film, Religion and Activist Citizens

    An ontology of transformative acts

    By Milja Radovic

    Film can be a socio-political and artistic-transformative cultural practice through which acts and activism are performed. Going beyond ideological constructs of activism and legal definitions of citizenship, this book offers a novel approach to understanding the ontology of acts and activist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Noah as Antihero

    Darren Aronofsky’s Cinematic Deluge

    Edited by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, Jon Morgan

    This collection of essays by biblical scholars is the first book-length treatment of the 2014 film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film has proved to be of great interest to scholars working on the interface between the Bible and popular culture, not only because it was heralded as the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Religion in Contemporary European Cinema

    The Postsecular Constellation

    Edited by Costica Bradatan, Camil Ungureanu

    The religious landscape in Europe is changing dramatically. While the authority of institutional religion has weakened, a growing number of people now desire individualized religious and spiritual experiences, finding the self-complacency of secularism unfulfilling. The "crisis of religion" is…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick

    Edited by Christopher B. Barnett, Clark J. Elliston

    Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that mixes luminous shots of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots centered on enduring…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema

    Blind Paul

    By Sean Desilets

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897–1927)

    Edited by David Shepherd

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Divine Film Comedies

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

    By Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris Lindvall

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    By Alina G. Birzache

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Salvation from Cinema

    The Medium is the Message

    By Crystal Downing

    Salvation from Cinema offers something new to the burgeoning field of "religion and film": the religious significance of film technique. Discussing the history of both cinematic devices and film theory, Crystal Downing argues that attention to the material medium echoes Christian doctrine about the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge

  • Cinema and Sacrifice

    Edited by Costica Bradatan, Camil Constantin Ungureanu

    Cinema has a long history of engaging with the theme of sacrifice. Given its capacity to stimulate the imagination and resonate across a wide spectrum of human experiences, sacrifice has always attracted filmmakers. It is on screen that the new grand narratives are sketched, the new myths rehearsed…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture

    Edited by John C. Lyden, Eric Michael Mazur

    Religion and popular culture is a fast-growing field that spans a variety of disciplines. This volume offers the first real survey of the field to date and provides a guide for the work of future scholars. It explores: key issues of definition and of methodology religious encounters with…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion Companions

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