The Religion and Film Reader

Jolyon Mitchell (Editor), S. Brent Plate (Editor)

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Edited by leading experts in the field, The Film and Religion Reader brings together the key writings in this exciting and dynamic discipline. In over sixty interviews, essays and reviews from numerous directors, film critics and scholars, this eagerly anticipated anthology offers the most complete survey of this emerging field to date.

Film is now widely studied and researched in theology and religious studies departments, The Film and Religion Reader is therefore ideal for students and researchers, introduced and organized into the following thematic and chronological sections, each with an introduction by the editors:

the dawn of cinema: adherents and detractors
the birth of film theory: realism, formalism, and religious vision
directors and critics: global perspectives – African and Middle-Eastern perspectives; Asian and Australisian perspectives; European perspectives; South and North American perspectives
theological and Biblical approaches to analysing film
recent reflections on the relation between religion and film.
This Reader brings together a huge amount of material in a student-friendly format and will be an invaluable resource for courses within both theology and religious studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York and London
Number of pages496
ISBN (Print)9780415404945, 9780415404952
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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  • Film and Religion

    Jolyon Mitchell (Speaker)

    28 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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