Film and Religion: An Introduction - eBook  -     By: Robert Torry, Paul V.M. Flesher
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Abingdon Press / 2007 / ePub

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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.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781426763557
ISBN-13: 9781426763557

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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.

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Robert Torry is Associate Professor of English and adjunct in American Studies and Religious Studies. He teaches Film and Popular Culture; American Literature. Paul V. M. Flesher is professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.

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