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Author Settle, Zachary Thomas
Title Dreams, Doubt, and Dread : The Spiritual in Film
Imprint Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016
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Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Contributors -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction: Thinking How Film Feels -- All Secrets and Darkness -- Leaving Earth To Find Home -- The Impossibility of the Black Hero -- Roundtable on Dreams -- A Cinema of Second Chances -- Indispensible Doubts, Embodied Hopes -- Betraying the Medium -- Roundtable on Doubt -- Beyond Death? -- Aesthetics of the "Made" -- Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Cinematic Eschatology -- Roundtable on Dread -- Afterword -- Name/Subject Index
Films are modern spiritual phenomena. They function as such in at least three profound ways: world projection, thought experiments, and catharsis (i.e., as dreams, doubt, and dread). Understanding film in this way allows for a theological account of the experience that speaks to the religious possibilities of film that far extend the portrayal of religious themes or content. Dreams, Doubt, and Dread: The Spiritual in Film aims to address films as spiritual experiences. This collection of short essays and dialogues examines films phenomenologically--through the experience of the viewer as an agent having been acted upon in the functioning of the film itself. Authors were invited to take one of the main themes and creatively consider how film, in their experiences, has provided opportunities for new modes of thinking. Contributors will then engaged one another in a dialogue about the similarities and differences in their descriptions of film as spiritual phenomena. The intended aim of this text is to shift contemporary theological film engagement away from a simple mode of analysis in which theological concepts are simply read into the film itself and begin to let films speak for themselves as profoundly spiritual experiences
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Settle, Zachary Thomas Dreams, Doubt, and Dread : The Spiritual in Film Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers,c2016 9781498223089
Subject Motion pictures--Religious aspects
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Alt Author Worley, Taylor
Johnston, Robert K
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