Drawing a comparison between religion and cinema-going, this text examines a range of contemporary films in relation to key theological concepts. Cinema as a religion-like activity is explored through cognitive, affective, aesthetic and ethical levels, identifying the religious aspects in the social practice of cinema-going.
Written by a leading expert in the field, Theology Goes to the Movies analyzes:
the role of cinema and Church in Western culture
the power of Christian symbols and images within popular culture
theological concepts of humanity, evil and redemption, eschatology and God.
This is an ideal text for students seeking a new way into the study of theology.