Screen Christologies: Redemption and the Medium of Film

Deacy, Christopher (2001) Screen Christologies: Redemption and the Medium of Film. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, UK, 212 pp. ISBN 070831712X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This is Chris Deacy’s first book, which lays the groundwork for examining how the medium of film may be seen as a significant conveyor and agency in contemporary western society of religious hopes and values. In particular, it examines the manner in which a process of redemption analogous to that located in Christian thought may be operative through the ‘secular’ medium of film. It argues that this has considerable significance for the academic study of religion, which has traditionally eschewed the popular media as a serious repository of theological or religious activity, and warrants a radical and new evaluation of contemporary religiosity. It has received strong positive reviews, with William R. Telford writing that its strategy of approaching films redemptively ‘is impressively illustrated’ and that it is ‘a book that is arguably the most consistently theological reading of film that we have seen recently.’

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:44
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