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Hollywood produces, packages, and sells hundreds of movies every year. Many of these movies propagate a distorted sense of morality and ethics. Under the surface of immoral behavior and unlawfulness, however, there can be deeper problems in Hollywood's messages. What are these stories telling the viewer about life, relationships, and God? What worldviews and ideas do they espouse? If Christians are to tread carefully at the theater complex, they need resources to help them.
This book is just such a resource. By exploring the relationship between Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis of popular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers for careful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply list criteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians to develop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not only film, but all aspects of culture.
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Looking at Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of film, and through analysis of several films, this book equips Christians to think carefully about the art of film.
GRANT HORNER (PhD/ABD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is associate professor of English at the Master's College and has taught film at the college level for fourteen years. He was a contributor to John MacArthur's Think Biblically! and speaks regularly on current theological trends, philosophy, and popular culture.