Film has a tremendous impact upon our culture that extends far beyond entertainment. It not only helps to shape our thoughts and influence our beliefs but it stimulates dialogue and theological conversation. In Reframing Theology and Film Robert K. Johnson has drawn together over a dozen scholars with thought-provoking essays on aspects of cinema and theology that have often gone overlooked and undervalued. Their contributions examine new ways that the subject of theology and film can flourish and mature. Film buffs and professors will gain fresh insights from this much-needed resource.
The connection between theology and film is a hot topic in the academy and the church. But research and writing on methodology and hermeneutics is lacking. This comprehensive collection identifies the overlooked or undervalued areas in the current discussions of film and theology. Including contributions from the leaders in the field, Reframing Theology and Film helps deepen the conversation while bringing it to a new level of prominence. Professors and students of theology and film, libraries, pastors, and film buffs will benefit from this much-needed resource.
Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the coeditor of both the Engaging Culture and the Cultural Exegesis series and is the author or coauthor of several books, including Useless Beauty, Finding God in the Movies, and Reel Spirituality.