Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film

(Paperback - Oct 2003)
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From The Greatest Story Ever Told to Jesus of Montreal to Shane, the figure of Jesus has made repeated - and varied - appearances in American cinema. In this book Richard Walsh brings Jesus-films, the canonical gospels, and American culture into conversation. Jesus-films on the big screen. Walsh's commentary starts with the films themselves and the American Jesus(es) portrayed therein. Ironically, while we do not expect Jesus-films to get Jesus or the gospels right, they do cast light on interesting literary and mythical features of the gospels - and on American culture. For example, Arcand's Jesus of Montreal offers fresh understanding of the apocalyptic discourse in Mark 13, and Shane and Pale Rider demonstrate that Americans desperately want a conquering hero who is not a capitalist or an imperialist to deal with their frustrations.


  • SKU: 9781563383878
  • SKU10: 156338387X
  • Title: Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film
  • Qty Remaining Online: 129
  • Publisher: Trinity Press International
  • Date Published: Oct 2003
  • Pages: 209
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.65
  • Dimensions: 8.90" L x 5.90" W x 0.60" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Subject: Christian Life - General


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