* Thoughtful Christians realize they can learn much from movies---they influence our culture and help shape our perceptions on everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Johnston's insightful book will heighten your sensitivity to cinematic statements about the human condition and theological truths. This updated edition includes 200 additional films with new photos. 384 pages, softcover from Baker.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Baker Academic Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801031877 ISBN-13: 9780801031878 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Engaging Culture
Increasingly, thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue. Reel Spirituality successfully heightens readers' sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema. This second edition cites 200 new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Reel Spirituality is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers, church-based study groups, and religious film and arts groups. The second edition cites an additional 200 movies and includes new film photos.
Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the coeditor of the Engaging Culture series and the Cultural Exegesis series and the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Useless Beauty and Finding God in the Movies.