Screening the Afterlife offers the first comprehensive examination of death and the afterlife within the growing field of religion and film. It looks critically at a range of cinematic works and considers how they encroach upon theological territory. Topics addressed include:
- the survival of personhood after death
- the language of resurrection and immortality
- Near-Death Experiences and Mind-Dependent Worlds
- the portrayal of heaven and hell
Drawing on films from Flatliners and What Dreams May Come to Working Girl and The Shawshank Redemption, this book is a unique and fascinating exploration of the last things as envisaged by modern filmmakers.