Film as Religion, Second Edition: Myths, Morals, and Rituals
Author: Lyden, John C.
Brand: NYU Press
Number Of Pages: 320
Release Date: 26-11-2019
Details: Product Description Argues that popular films perform a religious function in our culture The first edition of Film as Religion was one of the first texts to develop a framework for the analysis of the religious function of films for audiences. Like more formal religious institutions, films can provide us with ways to view the world and the values to confront it. Lyden argues that the cultural influence of films is analogous to that of religions, so that films can be understood as representing a “religious” worldview in their own right. Thoroughly updating his examples, Lyden examines a range of film genres and individual films, from The Godfather to The Hunger Games to Frozen, to show how film can function religiously. Review "Most noteworthy is Lyden's emphasis on war films, particularly in light of the cultural mind-set of the war on terror. His critical insights on how film functions as religion continue to provoke and inspire.", Choice "The first edition of John Lyden’s Film as Religion forced us to change the very terms of the conversation about religion and film. This second edition reminds us that this is an ongoing conversation, and that there is still much to consider. Once again, Lyden proves that he is one of the most important voices in the academic study of religion and film.", Eric Mazur, Editor, Encyclopedia of Religion and Film About the Author John C. Lyden is the LiberalArts Core Director and Professor of Liberal Arts at Grand View University. Previouslyhe was Professor and Chair of the Religion Departmentat Dana College. He is the also the editor of the Journal of Religion & Film as wellas the Routledge Companion to Religionand Film, among other books.John C. Lyden is the Liberal Arts Core Director and Professor of Liberal Arts at Grand View University. Previously he was Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Dana College. He is the also the editor of the Journal of Religion & Film as well as the Routledge Companion to Religion and Film, among other books.
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