Saint Paul at the Movies: The Apostle's Dialogue with American Culture

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Westminster John Knox Press, 01/01/1993 - 186 páginas

Star Wars, Amadeus, A Separate Place, Tender Mercies, Grand Canyon, Tootsie, Ordinary People, Empire of the Sun, Pale Rider, Red Dawn, and Dead Poets Society--all these movies show concern for deep human issues also treated in the Bible. The films provide evidence that many of the apostle Paul's themes in his New Testament letters are relevant for today. Contemporary movies, according to Robert Jewett, influence many Americans more than their formal education or religious training. And, since Paul interpreted the gospel on other people's turf, Jewett believes that today his forum would involve the movies, a primary source of discovering and debating important moral, cultural, and religious issues. Jewett treats film and biblical passages with equal respect. He brings their ideas and metaphors into relationship so that new insights emerge about both the ancient texts and the American cultural situation.

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Índice

Preface
1
Pauline Theology Takes In the Movies
3
Star Wars and the Force of Pauls Gospel
19
Sin Salvation and Salieri
31
A Separate Peace with Adams Fall
43
The Mysterious God of Tender Mercies
54
Righteous Gentiles in Grand Canyon
65
Tootsie and the Comfort of Christ
77
Empire of the Sun and the Death of Innocence
105
The Disguise of Vengeance in Pale Rider
118
Works of Darkness in Red Dawn
134
Saint Paul and Dead Poets Society
148
Notes
162
Index of Scripture
181
Index of Subjects and Names
182
Direitos de autor

Earthen Vessels and Ordinary People
90

Palavras e frases frequentes

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