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Bibil Identifier bibil:202298
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Quest for the Cinematic Jesus: Scholarly Explorations in Jesus Films
Author Nguyen, V. Henry T.
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 8, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 193-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article looks at an emerging research trend in biblical studies: Jesus and film. Within the past two decades, New Testament scholars have been attracted to the numerous films about Jesus not merely as a source of illustrations, but as an avenue to interpret the New Testament Gospels—or as Larry Kreitzer proposes, ‘reversing the hermeneutical flow’. With a growing interest in this new discipline to the task of biblical interpretation, it has become an accepted critical approach to the study of Jesus and the Gospels. This article surveys some various ways in which scholars have explored Jesus films, such as with a view to provide refreshing insights into difficult scholarly issues (e.g. the Synoptic problem). Furthermore, the article examines how scholars have begun in recent years to function as critics of controversial Jesus films and also as consultants for new film projects.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X09341494
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cinema
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
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