A Narrative Rhetorical Analysis of Six Hollywood Films About Christ 1912-2004: The Romanticization of Sacrificial Death
- Author: Aaron V. Burton
- Year: 2014
- Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
An excellent historical study contributing to the areas of religion, pop culture and rhetoric of Christian themed films about Jesus Christ. The author provides an added dimension of context to his analysis by discussing the cultural milieu that influenced the production, the marketing and the portrayal of the Christ character in these selected films.
Dr Burton’s book discusses popular film interpretations of Christ’s life and how the films’ narratives function rhetorically in an attempt to understand the ways that films about Jesus aid in spreading the message of the Gospels.