The Routledge companion to religion and film


The Routledge companion to religion and film

edited by John C. Lyden

Routledge, 2009

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Includes bibliographical references and index


  • Silent cinema and religion : an overview (1895-1930) / Terry Lindvall
  • The era of censorship (1930-1967) / Andrew Quicke
  • The Roman Catholic Church and cinema (1967 to the present) / Peter Malone
  • Modern Protestant approaches to film (1960 to the present) / Bryan Stone
  • Judaism / Melanie J. Wright
  • Christianity / Craig Detweiler
  • Islam / Amir Hussain
  • Hinduism / Rachel Dwyer
  • Buddhism / Francisca Cho
  • Postcolonial religious syncretism : focus on the Philippines, Peru, and Mexico / Antonio Sison
  • Religion in Japanese film : focus on Anime / Jolyon Baraka Thomas
  • New religious movements / Paul Thomas
  • Feminism / Gaye Williams Ortiz
  • Audience reception / Clive Marsh
  • Cultural theory and cultural studies / Gordon Lynch
  • Psychoanalysis / Kent L. Brintnall
  • Theological approaches / Robert K. Johnston
  • Narrative / Roy M. Anker
  • Redemption / Chris Deacy
  • Apocalyptic / Conrad Ostwalt
  • Heroes and superheroes / Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence
  • Horror and the demonic / Douglas E. Cowan
  • Jesus and Christ-figures / Adele Reinhartz
  • Iconography / Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
  • Sacrifice / Jon Pahl
  • Ethics / Jolyon Mitchell



The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the exciting subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. Divided into four parts, the Companion: analyzes the history of the interaction of religion and film, through periods of censorship as well as appreciation of the medium studies religion-in-film, examining how the world's major religions, as well as Postcolonial, Japanese and New Religions, are depicted by and within films uses diverse methodologies to explore religion and film, such as psychoanalytical, theological and feminist approaches, and audience reception analyzes religious themes in film, including Redemption, the Demonic, Jesus or Christ Figures, Heroes and Superheroes considers films as diverse as The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix, Star Wars and Groundhog Day. This definitive book provides an accessible resource to this emerging field and is an indispensable guide to religion and film for students of Religion, Film Studies, and beyond.


Part 1: History of the Interaction between Religion and Film: Focus on Western Christianity Part 2: Depictions of and by Religious Practitioners in Films Part 3: Academic Approaches to the Study of Religion and Film Part 4: Categories Applicable to Religion and Film Studies

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