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Religion and Film

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199639342
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738098 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0002

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Religion and Film

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This chapter considers the way this project may be located within the burgeoning academic discourse that marries theology or religious studies with film studies and film theory. A survey of writing on religion and film is presented with the threefold purpose of describing the religion and film discourse; evaluating best practice in the discourse in light of the most common criticisms; and extrapolating from the description and evaluation in order to imagine what kind of research project would be best suited to the development of an account of the possibility of revelation through film. It emerges that such a project is best served by beginning with a strong theoretical account which can then be grounded by engaging directly with actual filmgoers.

Keywords: religion and film; film studies; film theory; revelation; filmgoers; audiences

Chapter.  14761 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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