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Into the Dark Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0801035929
ISBN-13: 9780801035920
Edition: 2008
Authors: Craig Detweiler
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Description: In this book, Craig Detweiler examines forty-five films from the twenty-first century that resonate theologicallyfrom The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Little Miss Sunshineoffering groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In this book, Craig Detweiler examines forty-five films from the twenty-first century that resonate theologicallyfrom The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Little Miss Sunshineoffering groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and theological applications.Detweiler writes with the eye of a filmmaker, leads Hollywood and religion initiatives at Fuller Seminary, and even came to faith through cinema. In this book, he unpacks the theology of everyday life, exploring the Spirit of God in creation, redemption, and general revelation through sometimes unlikely filmmakers. Its the first authoritative book that dissects up-to-date movies selected by the popular Internet Movie Database. This book is recommended for teachers, students, pastors, film fans, and those interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture.

Craig Detweiler is Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University. He is the editor of Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God; the author of Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century; and coauthor (with Barry Taylor) of A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture.

Preface: A Hornet's Nest
Methodology: Into the Darko
Identity
Memento: Duped in Film Noir
Eternal Sunshine: The Risky Rewards of Romance
Community
Crashing into the Ensemble Drama: Communities in Crisis
Talk to Her (and Him and Us): Everyday Ethics
History
Finding Neverland: Nostalgia and Imagination in History
Spirited Away by Fantasy: Tending the Garden
Conclusion: Mnemonic Devices
Top 250 Movies as Voted by IMDb Users (January 1, 2007)
The IMDb's Top Films of the 21st Century (January 1, 2007)
The IMDb's Top Films of the 21st Century (April 15, 2008)
Notes
Movies Cited
Subject Index

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