- September 2001 · 224pages · 216x138mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708317129
Looks at the ways in which the Christian concept of redemption has been represented in film, from “It’s a Wonderful Life” to “Taxi Driver”. Concentrating on film noir and the work of Martin Scorsese, the book argues that the characteristic themes of noir confront religious issues.
'Chris Deacy has added to the steadily increasing list of books on theology and film with this concise, but stimulating exploration of representations of redemption in contemporary cinema ... Deacy believes that the secular sphere abounds with opportunities to 'do theology' through film. The implications of this book are certainly important for those teaching and studying theology, particularly those who seek a relevance - indeed, an edge - for theological inquiry within the intersection of religion and culture.' Journal of Contemporary Religion 'Deacy's is an intriguing and sustainable argument.' Church Times