Theology Goes to the Movies

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  • Year: 2007
  • Publisher: Routledge

Drawing a comparison between religion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts. Cinema as a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religious aspects in the social practice of cinema-going.
Written by a leading expert in the field, Theology Goes to the Movies analyzes:
- the role of cinema and Church in Western culture
-the power of Christian symbols and images within popular culture
- theological concepts of humanity, evil and redemption, eschatology and God.
This is an ideal text for students seeking a new way into the study of theology.

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