Item description for Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film by Richard Walsh...
Overview Offers a unique perspective on the relationship between religion and film, particularly between the Gospels and film.
Publishers Description From The Greatest Story Ever Told to Jesus of Montreal to Shane, the figure of Jesus has made repeated and varied appearances in American cinema. In Reading the Gospels in the Dark, Richard Walsh brings Jesus-films, the canonical gospels, and American culture into conversation. The discourse begins in the theater with the lights down low and the Jesus-films on the big screen. Walsh s commentary starts with the films themselves and the American Jesus(es) portrayed therein. Ironically, while we do not expect Jesus-films to get Jesus or the gospels right, they do cast light on interesting literary and mythical features of the gospels and on American culture. For example, Arcand s Jesus of Montreal offers fresh understanding of the apocalyptic discourse in the Mark 13, and Shane and Pale Rider demonstrate that Americans desperately want a conquering hero to deal with their frustrations. This is a book that explores how people watch Jesus-films and what they take with them after the screen goes dark. Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion and Associate Academic Dean at Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is the author of Mapping Myths of Biblical Interpretation and co-author, with George Aichele, of Screening Scripture (Trinity Press International).
Citations And Professional Reviews Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film by Richard Walsh has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 08/25/2003
PW Notes and Reprints - 08/25/2003 page 60
Choice - 03/01/2004 page 1304
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2003
Publisher Trinity Press International
ISBN 156338387X ISBN13 9781563383878
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More About Richard Walsh
Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion at Methodist College in Fayettevile, North Carolina, and is the author of Reading the Gospels in the Dark and co-editor with Aichele of Screening Scripture.
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