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St. Paul at the Movies [Paperback]

By Robert Jewett (Author)
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Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.64" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1993
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664254829  
EAN  9780664254827  


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Dead Poets Society, Star Wars, Amadeus, Ordinary People---movies show concern for deep human issues, just as the Bible does. Jewett takes Paul's approach of interpreting the Gospel on other people's turf to begin a dialogue between Christianity and popular culture. Treating films and biblical passages with equal respect, he pairs each major Pauline theme with a companion film. He points out the similarities and divergences between the two, turning movies into a source of discovering and debating moral, cultural, and religious issues. Start a dialogue at your lunch table!

Publishers Description

"Star Wars," "Amadeus," "A Separate Place," "Tender Mercies," "Grand Canyon," "Tootsie," "Ordinary People," "Empire of the Sun," "Pale Rider," "Red Dawn," and "Dead Poets Society"--all these movies show concern for deep human issues also treated in the Bible. The films provide evidence that many of the apostle Paul's themes in his New Testament letters are relevant for today. Contemporary movies, according to Robert Jewett, influence many Americans more than their formal education or religious training. And, since Paul interpreted the gospel on other people's turf, Jewett believes that today his forum would involve the movies, a primary source of discovering and debating important moral, cultural, and religious issues. Jewett treats film and biblical passages with equal respect. He brings their ideas and metaphors into relationship so that new insights emerge about both the ancient texts and the American cultural situation.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Jewett is Visiting Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Robert Jewett currently resides in the state of Iowa.

Robert Jewett has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Abingdon Basic Bible Commentary
  2. Genesis to Revelation
  3. Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible


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a great idea, but misses  Aug 25, 2000
Jewett's chapters examine a Christian context of 11 movies of the '80s, offering a fresh look at both the movies and New Testament theology. Clint Eastwood is the basis for a chaper on vengence while racial reconcilation is equated with the Jews and Gentiles in "Grand Canyon." The selection of movies is great in Jewett's book (Star Wars, Amadeus, Ordinary People, and Dead Poet's Society) but the relativism to the scriptures he choses is often weak and farfetched. This is a book to start one thinking about movies already seen, a starting point for discussion as the credits roll, but not great book for independent examination. A fine effort, but at times it just misses.
 

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