Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit

1st Edition

Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris Lindvall

Published March 7, 2016
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781138956131 - CAT# Y206715
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

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Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the 21st century, the book highlights parallels between comedic sub-genres and sacred narratives, parables, and proverbs, illuminating a path to seeing and understanding both Scripture and film through a comic lens. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.


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