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Bibil Identifier bibil:203226
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Images of the Word
Title (English, ) Hollywood's Bible and Beyond
Title (English, Abbreviation) Images of the Word
Editor Shepherd, David
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Semeia Studies (Volume: 54)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 547/54
Place 267
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-15736-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
227 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Images of the Word: Hollywood’s Bible and Beyond is a collection of essays by leading international scholars in the field of Bible and film. Recognizing the increasingly global nature of both media and religion, the volume focuses on the ways in which the Bible is interpreted and visualized not only within Hollywood but also far beyond it. Cutting-edge analysis of films from France, Canada, Sweden, India, and elsewhere reveals that the Bible’s visualization is culturally rooted and contributes to the shaping of a particular culture, including its perception of the Bible itself. Essays range across the canon from Exodus to Ecclesiastes to Revelation, interacting with films of various national traditions and periods from Blackton’s Life of Moses (1909) to Karunamayudu (1978) to Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999). The volume engages the breadth of current scholarly interest in this interdisciplinary field, including the critical reading of “Bible films,” the exploration of biblical motifs and themes within contemporary cinema, and concluding responses to the essays from both a biblical scholar and a film scholar.Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cinema
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