Screening the Afterlife : Theology, Eschatology, and Film (Paperback)

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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.

Specifications

Publisher Taylor & Francis
Mfg Part# 9780415572590
SKU 220179007
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415572592
Release Date 12/1/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 0.5T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Screening the Afterlife is a unique and fascinating exploration of the ?last things? as envisaged by modern filmmakers. Drawing on a range of films from Flatliners and What Dreams May Come to Working Girl and The Shawshank Redemption, it offers the first comprehensive examination of death and the afterlife within the growing field of religion and film. Topics addressed include:the survival of personhood after deaththe language of resurrection and immortalityNear-Death Experiences and Mind-Dependent Worldsthe portrayal of ?heaven? and ?hell?.Students taking courses on eschatology will find this a stimulating and thought provoking resource, while scholars will relish Deacy?s theological insight and understanding.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0188
Publisher Routledge
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