Drawing a comparison between religion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts. Cinema as a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religious aspects in the social practice of cinema-going.
Written by a leading expert in the 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 of humanity, evil and redemption, eschatology and God.
This is an ideal text for students seeking a new way into the study of theology.
About the Author:
Clive Marsh teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Nottingham and is also Secretary of the Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church. He is a well-respected writer and teacher, and his previous books include Cinema and Sentiment: Film's Challenge to Theology, Paternoster Press 2004, and Explorations in Theology and Meaning, Blackwell 1997.