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 Designing a Course on Religion and Cinema in India

Gayatri Chatterjee

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the first significant works of its kind, this chapter presents a detailed introduction to religion and film in India. With a focus on Hinduism, the chapter is a rich survey both of the history ... More


Introduction: Teaching Religion and Film

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After discussing the need for a volume of this kind, this chapter introduces the collection of articles in this book by explaining the organization of the volume into its four parts: basic approaches ... More


 Introducing Theories of Religion through Film: A Sample Syllabus

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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9780195335989
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9780199868940
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reports on a course that successfully uses film to introduce students to the basic theoretical approaches to the study of religion. In conjunction with primary text selections from some ... More


 Teaching Religion and Film: A Fourth Approach

Conrad Ostwalt

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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9780195335989
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9780199868940
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1995 book Screening the Sacred, Joel Martin and Conrad Ostwalt (the author of this chapter) organized a group of essays around a tripartite typology for studying religion and film: ... More


Teaching Religion and Film

Gregory J. Watkins

Published in print:
2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, the use of movies in religious studies and theology classrooms has far outpaced both the scholarship on religion and film and the study of ... More


 What Are We Teaching When We Teach “Religion and Film”?

William L. Blizek and Michele Desmarais

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a discussion of four basic methods in teaching religion and film: 1) using religion to offer new interpretations of movies; 2) using movies to critique religions or religious ideas; ... More


 Seeing Is Believing, but Touching's the Truth: Religion, Film, and the Anthropology of the Senses

Richard M. Carp

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emerging field of the anthropology of the senses critiques not only the academy's verbocentrism but also its (scopotropism (hypervisuality)) at the same time that it argues for a reintegration of ... More


 Teaching Film as Religion

John C. Lyden

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by describing the mythological approach to film and religion by arguing that movies provide the collective myths that help a culture deal with its anxieties and hopes, usually by ... More


 Teaching Biblical Tourism: How Sword‐and‐Sandal Films Clouded My Vision

Alice Bach

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With a wealth of material already published on the general project of matching films with biblical texts (especially within the “sword‐and‐sandal” genre), this chapter proposes a new method that uses ... More


 Is It All about Love Actually?: Sentimentality as Problem and Opportunity in the Use of Film for Teaching Theology and Religion

Clive Marsh

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By using the three best‐known films of Richard Curtis as case material (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually), this chapter examines the problems and opportunities in using ... More


 Filmmaking and World Making: Re‐Creating Time and Space in Myth and Film

S. Brent Plate

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the similar structures of religious worlds and films. It thus offers an introduction to theories and terms of religious studies through the popular medium of film. Drawing on ... More


 Film and the Introduction to Islam Course

Amir Hussain

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter will be useful to those who want to incorporate film into their introductory course on Islam. It discusses the representations of Islam and of Muslim lives in contemporary Western films ... More


 There Is No Spoon?: Teaching The Matrix, Postperennialism, and the Spiritual Logic of Late Capitalism

Gregory J. Grieve

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After presenting a cogent survey of the many interpretations of the movie The Matrix, this chapter offers its own compelling analysis by weaving together many distinctive theoretical and ... More


 The Pedagogical Challenges of Finding Christ Figures in Film

Christopher Deacy

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While identifying Christ figures in films can be a provocative and productive classroom tool, seeing such films as a mere illustration of theology can be ultimately superficial and misleading. When ... More


 Buddhism, Film, and Religious Knowing: Challenging the Literary Approach to Film

Francisca Cho

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is about using film to teach a different way of understanding and knowing. Western academic knowledge is discursive and analytical by definition. This is most often our approach to film ... More


 Searching for Peace in Films about Genocide

Jolyon Mitchell

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the film Shooting Dogs (2005) and its specific historical context, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this chapter brings to light many of the different lines of inquiry available when teaching ... More


Religion and Film

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

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2012
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May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter considers the way this project may be located within the burgeoning academic discourse that marries theology or religious studies with film studies and film theory. A survey of writing ... More


 Women, Theology, and Film: Approaching the Challenge of Interdisciplinary Teaching

Gaye Williams Ortiz

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
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9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a case study of a course offered in the theology and religious studies department of York Saint John College, an upper‐level undergraduate course titled Women, Theology, and Film. It ... More


 Teaching Ethics with Film: A Course on the Moral Agency of Women

Ellen Ott Marshall

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the pedagogical effectiveness of a course titled the Moral Agency of Women, which was offered to graduate students in theological education, ethics, and women's studies. The ... More


 Touching Evil, Touching Good

Irena S. M. Makarushka

in Teaching Religion and Film

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2008
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January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the teaching of special topics in the study of religion, in this case the representation of evil. Employing the medium of film to teach this topic enables students to reflect on ... More


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