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The Bible in Motion

A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film

Ed. by Burnette-Bletsch, Rhonda

Series:Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception (HBR) 2

    239,00 € / $335.00 / £217.50*

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    September 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of original studies by well-known scholars focusing on the Bible’s wide-ranging reception in world cinema. It is organized into sections examining the rich cinematic afterlives of selected characters from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; considering issues of biblical reception across a wide array of film genres, ranging from noir to anime; featuring directors, from Lee Chang-dong to the Coen brothers, whose body of work reveals an enduring fascination with biblical texts and motifs; and offering topical essays on cinema’s treatment of selected biblical themes (e.g., lament, apocalyptic), particular interpretive lenses (e.g., feminist interpretation, queer theory), and windows into biblical reception in a variety of world cinemas (e.g., Indian, Israeli, and Third Cinema). This handbook is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a wider general audience.


    xxxiv, 922 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Cinema; Biblical Studies; Reception History; Religion in Culture

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    Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch,Eastern University,St. Davids, PA, USA.

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