Explorations in Theology and Film: An Introduction
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Plates.
Introduction (Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz).
1. Film, Movies, and Meanings (David Browne).
2. Film and Theologies of Culture (Clive Marsh).
3. The Uses of Film in Theology (David John Graham).
4. From Domination to Mutuality in The Piano and in the Gospel of Mark (David Rhoads and Sandra Roberts).
5. The Drama of Salvatin in George Stevens's Shane (Robert Banks).
6. Edward Scissorhands: Christology from a Suburban Fairy-tale (Peter Malone).
7. Redeeming Violence in the Films of Martin Scorsese (David John Graham).
8. Liberation in Awakenings (Ian Maher).
9. Jesus Christ Movie Star: The Depiction of Jesus in the Cinema (William R. Telford).
10. The Terminator Movies: Hi-Tech Holiness and the Human Condition (Gaye Ortiz and Maggie Roux).
11. Stuck in Time: Kairos, Chromos, ad the Flesh in Groundhog Day (Robert Jewett).
12. Moral Ambiguity and Contradiction in Dead Poets Society (Stephen Brie and David Torevell).
13. Between Eden and Armageddon: Institutions, Individuals, and Identification the the Mission, the Name of the Rose, and Priest (Vaughan Roberts).
14. The Spirituality of Shirley Valentine (Clive Marsh).
15. Did You Say "Grace"?: Eating in Community in babette's Feast (Clive Marsh).
16. Optimism, Hope, and Feelgood Movies: The Capra Connection (Stephen Brown).
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17. On Systematizing the unsystematic?: A response (David Jasper).
18. Theology Beyond the Modern and the Postmodern: A Future Agenda for theology and Film (Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz).
Index of Biblical references.
Gaye Ortiz lectures in theology, religious and cultural studies at the University College of Ripon and York St. John, England, and is a media writer and broadcaster, specializing in theology and the media. She is a member of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and a founder member of the Leeds Diocesan Media Commission. As a member of ICOC (the International Catholic Organisation for Cinema) she has served on international film festival juries, twice as jury president. Together with Stephen Brown she has co-ordinated Faith and Film for the Leeds International Film Festival.
* Considers the contribution made by film to contemporary theological discussion * Contains an extensive resource section.
"Explorations in Theology and Film is an intriguing and worthwhile addition to the burgeoning literature on religion/theology and film." Isabel Wollaston
"This is a fine book which will become essential reading for those engaged in media studies but will also be valued by any who are interested in theology and culture." David Bridge
"A start has been made, to take seriously the dominant art form of the last hundred years, to acknowledge that it too can have a part in the theological enterprise, and for that it is to be welcomed." Tim Noble