Released on 2016-06-15Categories Motion pictures

The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace

The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace

Author: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Vernon W Cisney


ISBN: 0810132540

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 264

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Amid all the controversy, criticism, and celebration of Terrence Malick's award-winning film "The Tree of Life, " what do we really understand of it? T"he Way of Nature and the Way of Grace" thoughtfully engages the philosophical riches of life, culture, time, and the sacred through Malick's film. This innovative collection traverses the relationships among ontological, moral, scientific, and spiritual perspectives on the world, demonstrating how phenomenological work can be done in and through the cinematic medium, and attempting to bridge the gap between narrow "theoretical" works on film and their broader cultural and philosophical significance. Exploring Malick's film as a philosophical engagement, this readable and insightful collection presents an excellent resource for film specialists, philosophers of film, and film lovers alike.
Released on 2016-08-12Categories Performing Arts

Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick

Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick

Author: Christopher B. Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317588276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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Terrence Malick is one of the most important and controversial filmmakers of the last few decades. Yet his renown does not stem from box office receipts, but rather from his inimitable cinematic vision that mixes luminous shots of nature, dreamlike voiceovers, and plots centered on enduring existential questions. Although scholars have thoroughly examined Malick’s background in philosophy, they have been slower to respond to his theological concerns. This volume is the first to focus on the ways in which Malick integrates theological inquiries and motifs into his films. The book begins with an exploration of Malick’s career as a filmmaker and shows how his Heideggerian interests relate to theology. Further essays from established and up-and-coming scholars analyze seven of Malick’s most prominent films – Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998), The New World (2005), The Tree of Life (2011), To the Wonder (2012), and Knight of Cups (2015) – to show how his cinematic techniques point toward and overlap with principles of Christian theology. A thorough study of an iconic filmmaker, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in the emerging field of religion and film.
Released on 2013-09-26Categories Performing Arts

Verse, Voice, and Vision

Verse, Voice, and Vision

Author: Marlisa Santos

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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This collection of essays explore the relationship between one of the world’s oldest art forms—poetry—and one of the world’s newest art forms—film. These essays include analyses of biopics of poets, films inspired by particular poems, cinematic representations of poets or poetic studies and the avant-garde phenomenon of the “poem-film.”
Released on 2015-08-11Categories Social Science

God and Popular Culture: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry's Most Influential Figure [2 volumes]

God and Popular Culture: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry's Most Influential Figure [2 volumes]

Author: Stephen Butler Murray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440801808

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 231

This contributed two-volume work tackles a fascinating topic: how and why God plays a central role in the modern world and profoundly influences politics, art, culture, and our moral reflection—even for nonbelievers. • Supplies a broad conception of "God" that provides readers with a fuller and more accurate portrait of a phenomenon that evolved substantially over time but also remains an enduring—and enduringly influential—element of popular culture • Explores not only how individuals grapple with the question of God, but also how God invariably and unintentionally enters people's thinking • Supplies direct examples of the key role that God plays in everyday life that readers will find compelling from both a personal and cultural perspective • Comprises essays from sociologists, theologians, cultural critics, and journalists that present a wide range of perspectives and approaches to this universally relevant topic
Released on 2016-04-25Categories Philosophy

The Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy

The Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy

Author: Thomas Höwing

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110392746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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The idea of a final end of human conduct – the highest good– plays an important role in Kant’s philosophy. Unlike his predecessors Kant defines the highest good as a combination of two heterogeneous elements, namely virtue and happiness. This conception lies at the centre of some of the most influential Kantian doctrines such as his famous “moral argument” for the rationality of faith, his conception of the unity of reason and his views concerning the final end of nature as well as the historical progress of mankind.To be sure, the different treatments of the highest good in Kant’s work have led to a great deal of discussion among his readers. Besides Kant’s arguments for moral faith, recent debate has focused on the place of the highest good within Kant’s moral theory, on the antinomy of pure practical reason, and on the idea of the primacy of practical reason. This collection of new essays attempts to re-evaluate Kant’s doctrine of the highest good and to determine its relevance for contemporary philosophy.
Released on 2019-12-12Categories Religion

Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker

Author: Paul Anthony Dominiak

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567685100

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Richard Hooker's Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity has long been acknowledged as an influential philosophical, theological and literary text. While scholars have commonly noted the presence of participatory language in selected passages of Hooker's Laws, Paul Anthony Dominiak is the first to trace how participation lends a sense of system and coherency across the whole work. Dominiak analyses how Hooker uses an architectural framework of 'participation in God' to build a cohesive vision of the Elizabethan Church as the most fitting way to reconcile and lead English believers to the shared participation of God. First exploring Hooker's metaphysical architecture of participation in his accounts of law and the sacraments, Dominiak then traces how this architecture structures cognitive participation in God, as well as Hooker's political vision of the Church and Commonwealth. The volume culminates with a summary of how Hooker provides a salutary resource for modern ecumenical dialogue and contemporary political retrievals of participation.
Released on 2014-11-27Categories Religion

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Author: John Owen

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Religion


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This volume by the greatest of the Puritan theologians contains the following books and chapters: Book I. Chapter I. General Principles Concerning the Holy Spirit and His Work Chapter II. The Name and Titles of the Holy Spirit Chapter III. Divine Nature and Personality of the Holy Spirit Proved and Vindicated Chapter IV. Peculiar Works of the Holy Spirit in the First or Old Creation Chapter V. Way and Manner of the Divine Dispensation of the Holy Spirit Book II. Chapter I. Peculiar Operations of the Holy Spirit Under the Old Testament Preparatory for the New Chapter II. General Dispensation of the Holy Spirit With Respect Unto the New Creation Chapter III. Work of the Holy Spirit With Respect Unto the Head of the New Creation - The Human Nature of Christ Chapter IV. Work of the Holy Spirit in and on the Human Nature of Christ Chapter V. The General Work of the Holy Spirit in the New Creation With Respect Unto the Members of That Body Whereof Christ Is the Head Book III. Chapter I. Work of the Holy Spirit in the New Creation by Regeneration Chapter II. Works of the Holy Spirit Preparatory Unto Regeneration Chapter III. Corruption or Depravation of the Mind by Sin Chapter IV. Life and Death, Natural and Spiritual, Compared Chapter V. The Nature, Causes, and Means of Regeneration Chapter VI. The Manner of Conversion Explained in the Instance of Augustine Book IV. Chapter I. The Nature of Sanctification and Gospel Holiness Explained Chapter II. Sanctification a Progressive Work Chapter III. Believers the Only Object of Sanctification, and Subject of Gospel Holiness Chapter IV. The Defilement of Sin, Wherein It Consists, With Its Purification Chapter V. The Filth of Sin Purged by the Spirit and the Blood of Christ Chapter VI. The Positive Work of the Spirit in the Sanctification of Believers Chapter VII. Of the Acts and Duties of Holiness Chapter VIII. Mortification of Sin, the Nature and Causes of It Book V. Chapter I. Necessity of Holiness From the Consideration of the Nature of God Chapter II. Eternal Election a Cause of and Motive Unto Holiness Chapter III. Holiness Necessary From the Commands of God Chapter IV. Necessity of Holiness From God’S Sending Jesus Christ Chapter V. Necessity of Holiness From Our Condition in This World
Released on 2015-01-16Categories Religion

Through a Lens Darkly

Through a Lens Darkly

Author: Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498203135

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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What if we ask questions concerning sin and redemption outside of the religious or theological milieu? After all, "sin" functions something like religious code language for that which is problematic in human existence. But all humans deal with our fragility and our penchant for harming ourselves or others, and all humans seek to resolve these issues. Might the religious community learn from those outside our gates? Accordingly, in this book a theologian seeks to gain insight from the way seven outstanding filmmakers of our time set up the problems of human existence and seek to resolve them over a series of their films. Explore with her how Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, John Sayles, Ang Lee, and Terrence Malick define human problems and explore resolutions; mark the overlap with Christianity, but more importantly, ponder the contrasts. You'll never watch films the same way again!