Film and Religion

ISBN-10: 0687334896
ISBN-13: 9780687334896
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

How major-release films use religion to tell stories and convey messages Focusing on American major-release films since World War II, the authors show how films use religious imagery, characters, and symbolism from primarily Christian, but also, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. Ideal for classroom use, each chapter analyzes significant contextual issues through the lens of select films. The authors post their ongoing ideas in their blog at http://filmandreligion.blogspot.com.

Paul V. M. Flesher is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Wyoming. Flesher helped establish the International Organization for Targumic Study and is the founding editor of Studies in the Aramaic Interpretation of Scripture . He lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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