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Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. Demille's the Ten Commandments(1956)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic film The Ten Commandments. The analysis of the film and its reception draws on insights from cinema studies, particular in relation to the ... More


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Erasing the Ten Commandments

in Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the effort to empty the Ten Commandments of any meaning. It begins by considering how the commandments are actually presented in the Bible. It then turns to the modern ... More


Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square

Steven Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758611
eISBN:
9780804763141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Public recognition of religion has been a part of American political life from the country's beginning, and that is not going to change. But in recent years, the effort by some to challenge the long ... More


The Ten Commandments

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

At the heart of the Catholic evangelism of fear was the depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins, both in word and image, the latter reaching a climax in the early and middle 16th century, whereas at the ... More


Of gods and moguls

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates Hollywood's remarkable appetite for religious storylines in the 1950s. Hollywood had been making money out of religion for decades. Holy men (and women, occasionally) ... More


A Deal With God

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at how covenants are used in the Bible and the ancient Near East and traces variations in the basic covenant formula. It considers the main turning points in the history of ... More


Introduction

James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The field of new religious movements has been accepted by the religious studies mainstream as a legitimate field of study. However, the controversy over new religions is a complex social issue that ... More


Under God?

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into the following sections: the establishment clause, state support of religion, the pledge of allegiance, free exercise, and displaying the Ten Commandments. The first ... More


God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Jonathan Burnside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Biblical law has long been seen as the foundational text of Western legal civilization. But what is the real meaning of the lex talionis and what, really, are the Ten Commandments? This book looks at ... More


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