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Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film [Paperback]

By Richard Walsh (Author)
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Item Specifications...

Pages   209
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 16, 2003
Publisher   Trinity Press International
ISBN  156338387X  
EAN  9781563383878  

Availability  129 units.
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Item Description...
Offers a unique perspective on the relationship between religion and film, particularly between the Gospels and film.

Publishers Description
From The Greatest Story Ever Told to Jesus of Montreal to Shane, the figure of Jesus has made repeated and varied appearances in American cinema. In Reading the Gospels in the Dark, Richard Walsh brings Jesus-films, the canonical gospels, and American culture into conversation. The discourse begins in the theater with the lights down low and the Jesus-films on the big screen. Walsh s commentary starts with the films themselves and the American Jesus(es) portrayed therein. Ironically, while we do not expect Jesus-films to get Jesus or the gospels right, they do cast light on interesting literary and mythical features of the gospels and on American culture. For example, Arcand s Jesus of Montreal offers fresh understanding of the apocalyptic discourse in the Mark 13, and Shane and Pale Rider demonstrate that Americans desperately want a conquering hero to deal with their frustrations. This is a book that explores how people watch Jesus-films and what they take with them after the screen goes dark. Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion and Associate Academic Dean at Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is the author of Mapping Myths of Biblical Interpretation and co-author, with George Aichele, of Screening Scripture (Trinity Press International).

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Stanley E. Porter is Principal, Dean and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada. Dennis Stamps is Director of the West Midlands Ministerial Training Course, Queen's College, Birmingham.

Richard G. Walsh has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Journal for the Study of the New Testament

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