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  • 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 – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge

  • The Silents of Jesus in the Early Cinema

    Edited by David Shepherd

    While Jesus has been a star attraction at the cinema since the epics of the 1950s, 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 popular films on both sides of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • 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 – 2015-09-16 
    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 – 2015-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion Companions

  • Moralizing Cinema

    Film, Catholicism, and Power

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari

    This volume is part of the recent interest in the study of religion and popular media culture (cinema in particular), but it strongly differs from most of this work in this maturing discipline. Contrary to most other edited volumes and monographs on film and religion, Moralizing Cinema will not…

    Hardback – 2014-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Religion, Media, and Social Change

    Edited by Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious…

    Hardback – 2014-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Transnational Cinema and Ideology

    Representing Religion, Identity and Cultural Myths

    By Milja Radovic

    Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of ‘transnational’ rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of…

    Hardback – 2014-06-23
    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Hardback – 2013-12-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Buddhism Goes to the Movies

    Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice

    By Ronald Green

    Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Theravada,…

    Paperback – 2013-12-15
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Jewish Writing

    Austria After Waldheim

    By Andrea Reiter

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation…

    Hardback – 2013-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Bible and Cinema

    An Introduction

    By Adele Reinhartz

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema. Adele Reinhartz considers the pervasive use of the Bible in feature films, and the medium of film as part of the Bible’s reception history. The book examines how films draw on the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-03
    Routledge

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