Film, Religion and Ethics

  • Professor(s): Jolyon Mitchell
  • When: 2012
  • Where: University of Edinburgh / THET10028
  • Source
  • A critical study of religious, theological and ethical approaches to film, through an examination of cinematic narratives, directorial intentions and audience responses to selected films. A chance to study the religious, ethical and theological significance of films by directors such as Peter Weir, Andrei Tarkovsky, Francis Ford Coppola, Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen, Carl Dreyer, and Luc Bresson. Themes covered include:
    1. Voyeurism and Entertainment
    2. Violence and Peace
    3. Revenge and Forgiveness
    4. Truth and Reconciliation
    5. Life and Death
    6. Good and Evil
    7. Sex and Love
    8. Doubt and Faith
    9. Heroism and Community
    10. Fantasy and Reality

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2 Responses

  1. Rickey Ray says:

    Might I receive a copy of the syllabus for this course. My area of academic specialty is philosophy of religion but I maintain a very strong interest in philosophy of film, ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of literature.

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