Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film

Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film

Peter Malone


Since the sunrise of movie within the Nineties, non secular subject matters and biblical topics were a staple of cinema. one of many earliest focuses of monitor displays used to be the Bible, particularly the hot testomony and the Gospels. In Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in tv and movie, Peter Malone takes a detailed examine motion pictures during which Jesus is depicted. From silent renditions of The ardour Play to 21st-century blockbusters like The ardour of the Christ, Malone examines how the background of Jesus movies displays the alterations in creative types and experiments in cinematic types for greater than a century. as well as offering a old assessment of the Jesus movies, this e-book additionally finds the alterations in piety and in theological understandings of the humanity and divinity of Jesus over the decades.

While lots of the Jesus motion pictures come from the U.S. and the west, more and more Jesus motion pictures come from different cultures, that are additionally incorporated during this examine. enthusiasts and students drawn to the background of spiritual cinema will locate this a fascinating learn, as will scholars and lecturers in cinema and non secular stories, church pastors, parish teams, and adolescence ministry.

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