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Overview Focusing on American major-release films since World War II, the authors show how films rely on religious imagery, characters, and symbolism from primarily Christian (but also Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic traditions) to communicate viable, influential messages. Ideal for classroom use, each chapter analyzes significant contextual issues through the lens of select films.
Publishers Description How major-release films use religion to tell stories and convey messages Focusing on American major-release films since World War II, the authors show how films use religious imagery, characters, and symbolism from primarily Christian, but also, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. Ideal for classroom use, each chapter analyzes significant contextual issues through the lens of select films. The authors post their ongoing ideas in their blog at http: //filmandreligion.blogspot.com.
Citations And Professional Reviews Film and Religion: An Introduction by Paul V. M. Flesher & Robert Torry has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 04/09/2007 page 51
Library Journal - 03/15/2007 page 76
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687334896 ISBN13 9780687334896
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More About Paul V. M. Flesher & Robert Torry
Paul V. M. Flesher is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Wyoming. Flesher helped establish the International Organization for Targumic Study and is the founding editor of "Studies in the Aramaic Interpretation of Scripture." He lives in Laramie, Wyoming.
Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale, New York. His previous books include "The Glory of Israel," "Targumic Approaches to the Gospels," and "A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible."