Theology Goes to the Movies
Drawing a comparison betweenreligion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts.Cinemaas a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religiousaspectsin thesocial practice of cinema-going. Written by a leading expert inthe field, Theology Goes to the Movies analyzes: the role of cinema and Church in Western culture the power of Christian symbols and images within popular culture theological concepts ofhumanity, evil and redemption, eschatology and God. This is anideal text for students seeking a new way into the study of theology.
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