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Introduction: From Holy Scripture to Silver Screen

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Jesus movies are to be viewed as “biopics”, that is, biographical films. As such, they follow the narrative template common to this genre and make a claim to authenticity or historical accuracy ... More


Prudentius and the Late Classical Biblical Epics of Juvencus, Proba, Sedulius, Arator, and Avitus

Ad Putter

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the works of Prudentius and the tradition of late classical biblical epic exemplified by the poets Juvencus, Proba, Sedulius, Arator, and Avitus, with particular reference to ... More


Introduction: The Return of the Epic

Andrew B. R. Elliott

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction offers an overview of the return of the epic. It begins by questioning whether Gladiator marks a return of the epic, examining the conditions which surrounded the film’s return, both ... More


Visual Worlds and Religious Boundaries

Jörg Rüpke

in From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703723
eISBN:
9780191774065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Concentrating on literary and visual data from the fourth century ad, this chapter questions the conceptualization of the history of religion as a clash between different religions, in particular ... More


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