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Deacy, Christopher (2009) Redemption. In: Lyden, John, ed. The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film. Routledge Religion Companions . Routledge, London & New York, pp. 351-367. ISBN 978-0-415-44853-6. (doi:10.1353/col.2009.0037) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:19313)

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This chapter analyzes the extent to which films may be said to provide 'redemption' in ways that are analogous to how religions (especially Christianity) claim to do so. Although filmic redemptions usually transpose religious notions to a secular context, this does not erase the similarities between them, and it may also point to the religious necessity of secularizing redemption - placing it in the world we know and live in. Even escapist films may provide images of transforming hope that are akin to those offered by religions, and for this reason it is essential that the dialogue between religious and filmic representations of ideas continues.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1353/col.2009.0037
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Chris Deacy
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 09:44 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:31 UTC
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