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Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World

S. Brent Plate

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March, 2009
Paper, 144 pages, 12 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-905674-69-5
Wallflower Press
$22.00 / £15.00

Religions and films both operate by recreating the known world and then presenting that alternative version to their viewers/worshippers. This book brings together religious studies and film studies, asking how the world on film affects religious attitudes, and how millennia-old myths and rituals alter the ways films are made, viewed and interpreted.

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About the Author

S. Brent Plate is Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY). His previous publications include Blasphemy: Art that Offends (2006) and The Religion and Film Reader (2007). He is managing editor of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief.

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