Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit
- Author: Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris Lindvall
- Year: 2016
- Publisher: Routledge
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 21st century, the book highlights parallels between comedic sub-genres and sacred narratives, parables, and proverbs, illuminating a path to seeing and understanding both Scripture and film through a comic lens. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.