Deep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue
:Three media experts guide the serious Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film. Building on the success of Robert Johnston's Reel Spirituality , the leading textbook in the field...
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:Three media experts guide the serious Christian moviegoer into a theological conversation with movies in this up-to-date, readable introduction to Christian theology and film. Building on the success of Robert Johnston's Reel Spirituality, the leading textbook in the field for the past 17 years, Deep Focus helps film lovers not only watch movies critically and theologically but also see beneath the surface of their moving images. The book discusses a wide variety of classic and contemporary films and is illustrated with film stills from favorite movies.
Robert K. Johnston is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of "Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue" and "Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith", and editor of "Reframing Theology & Film: New Focus for an Emerging Discipline".
Kutter Callaway (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he teaches at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. He is the author of "Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience".
Craig Detweiler is Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University. He is the editor of "Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God"; the author of "Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century"; and coauthor (with Barry Taylor) of "A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture".
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>introduction: A Phoropter For Film<br><b>coming Attractions<br></b>1. The Power Of Film<br>2. The Church And Hollywood: An Historical Lens<br><b>act I: Film<br></b>3. Fade In: A Narrative Lens<br>4. Sights And Sounds: An Audiovisual Lens<br>5. Where Form Meets Feeling: A Critical Lens<br><b>act Ii: Theology<br></b>6. A Diverse Church Responds: An Ecclesial Lens<br>7. Mystery Discerning Or Problem Solving? A Theological Lens<br>8. Expanding Our Field Of Vision: An Ethical Lens<br><b>act Iii: Dialogue<br></b>9. Encountering The Other: A Cultural Lens<br>10. The Trauma Of Love In The Films Of Christopher Nolan: Converging Lenses<br>epilogue: A Deeper Focus<br>indexes