'Escaping' from the World Through Film: Theological Perspectives on the 'Real' and the 'Reel'

Deacy, Christopher (2008) 'Escaping' from the World Through Film: Theological Perspectives on the 'Real' and the 'Reel'. In: Hallback, Geert and Hvithamar, Annika, eds. Recent Releases: The Bible in Contemporary Cinema. The Bible in the Modern World . Sheffield Phoenix, Sheffield, pp. 12-29. ISBN 9781906055363. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The aim of this article is to examine the manner and extent to which the medium of film is capable of comprising a potential site of theological engagement. It takes as its starting point David Jasper's critique of escapism, as outlined in a 1997 chapter, and concludes that film and theology may be brought together as discerning, and reciprocal, dialogue-partners.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Chris Deacy
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 13:06 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13232 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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