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The Gospel According to Hollywood (Gospel According To Series)

Greg Garrett

The Gospel According to Hollywood (Gospel According To Series)

Greg Garrett

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"Greg Garrett explores the theological themes in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films. Along the way he discusses what the new openness to spirituality in the movies might mean for the future of American cinema and American religion." "Using films as diverse as It's a Wonderful Life, Field of Dreams, American Beauty, and Pulp Fiction, Garrett examines how Hollywood films treat the existence of God, the nature of faith, good and evil, redemption, and justice. As he writes about his first viewing of Pulp Fiction, films can have a powerful spiritual effect, even when that is not their intent."--BOOK JACKET.

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This book will thrill movie buffs and casual fans alike. In an engaging style, author Greg Garrett looks at the theological elements in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films, including a discussion about what the new openness to spirituality in the movies might mean for the future of American cinema and American religion.



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"Greg Garrett explores the theological themes in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films. Along the way he discusses what the new openness to spirituality in the movies might mean for the future of American cinema and American religion." "Using films as diverse as It's a Wonderful Life, Field of Dreams, American Beauty, and Pulp Fiction, Garrett examines how Hollywood films treat the existence of God, the nature of faith, good and evil, redemption, and justice. As he writes about his first viewing of Pulp Fiction, films can have a powerful spiritual effect, even when that is not their intent."--BOOK JACKET.
- Publisher

This book will thrill movie buffs and casual fans alike. In an engaging style, author Greg Garrett looks at the theological elements in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films, including a discussion about what the new openness to spirituality in the movies might mean for the future of American cinema and American religion.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Greg Garrett

Greg Garrett (Ph.D., Oklahoma State University) is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Free Bird, and Cycling, the memoir Crossing Myself,and non-fiction books including Holy Superheroes!; The Gospel Reloaded (with Chris Seay), and The Gospel According to Hollywood.

He is professor of English at Baylor University and writer in residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He directs Art & Soul, a nationally recognized festival of religion and the arts, at Baylor University. He has provided the translation for Mark and Hebrews in The Voice, a post-modern translation of Scripture.

Most recently he has authored We Get to Carry Each Other:The Gospel according to U2; Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief; No Idea: entrusting your journey to a God who knows and Shame.

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