Screening Theology: Theological Reflection In and Through Film
- Professor(s): Benjamin Valentin
- When: 2011
- Where: Andover Newton Theological School / THEO 712
Highlighting the possibility and potential of a relevant theology of culture, this course explores the ways in which recent Hollywood movies can be used as resources to think about and even to think over the meanings of key theological concepts such as ideas of God, human nature, sin, Christ, redemption, and eschatology. Through lectures, reading materials, the viewing of movies, and class discussion, students will be encouraged to consider how an appreciative and critical engagement with popular culture can allow for a relevant and contemporary practical theology.