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The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film; 2 volume set.


The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film; 2 volume set

Edited by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

De Gruyter


896 pages



Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception; Volume 2


Scholars of religion illuminate the variety of ways that film uses and reimagines biblical texts, characters, and motifs. The cinematic tradition has a long and complex relationship with Jewish and Christian scriptures they say, taking narratives from the Bible, but recently scholars have recognized that films not overtly connected to the Bible are also influence enough by it to be considered receptions of it. The first volume focuses on the Hebrew Bible, discussing such topics as Noah and the flood: a cinematic deluge, the word made gag: biblical reception in film comedy, and what lies beyond: biblical images of death and afterlife in film. Turning to the New Testament, the second volume considers such aspects as women in cinematic Gospels, Federico Fellini: from Catholicism to the collective unconscious, and imperialism in New Testament films. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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