Reading the Gospels in the Dark

Films with Jesus or Jesus-like characters have been part of movies since the earliest days, and Walsh explores just what kind of impact they have had on their audiences.

Reading the Gospels in the Dark

Author: Richard Walsh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563383878

Page: 209

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Films with Jesus or Jesus-like characters have been part of movies since the earliest days, and Walsh explores just what kind of impact they have had on their audiences.

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Richard Walsh, Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus on Film (
Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2003). Walsh, Reading the Gospels in
the Dark, 72–73. Walsh, Reading the Gospels in the Dark, 73. The Gospel of ...

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019005154X

Page: 624

View: 242

Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.

Light in the Dark Places

Wisely , too , was the clerical idea combatted , that to deliver sermons was
something too high for a deacon , although it was the deacon ' s office to read the
Gospels in the church . “ If the deacons are worthy to read what Christ has said in
the ...

Light in the Dark Places

Author: August Neander



Page: 344

View: 684

A Smaller God

”The Gospel in Paradigms: A Study in the Hermeneutical Space of LukeActs. ... In
Asceticism and the New Testament, edited by Leif E. Vaage and Vincent L.
Wimbush, 29–48. ... Reading the Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film.

A Smaller God

Author: Petri Merenlahti

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877409

Page: 134

View: 243

The Bible is a perplexing book. It blends primitive beliefs with timeless truths, swings between compassionate love and ruthless violence, and forms a sympathetic heavenly father from the remains of a savage tribal god. What are we to make of it all? Petri Merenlahti takes an entertaining journey through biblical literature and returns with an original theology of imperfection. Looking at the Bible through the lenses of history, culture, literature, and psychology, he calls his readers to let go of an idealized image of the Christian Scriptures and embrace their limited human nature instead. This is vital, he argues, because false idealization and psychological splitting are major sources of religious fanaticism and violence. Merenlahti insists that we make a difference between the smaller God of human imagination and the transcendent God that should remain beyond it. We will then be rewarded with wisdom instead of fanaticism, mercy instead of moralism, and peace instead of hatred and guilt.

Those Outside

Thus, in "Jesus's Two Fathers," George Aichele views the Lukan Christmas story eccentrically by reading it with China Mieville's urban fantasy novel, King Rat.

Those Outside

Author: George Aichele

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567029614

Page: 232

View: 615

Uses film and literature to engage the biblical texts and demonstrates the ways that the boundaries of canons are artificial and unhelpful.

Anatomies of Narrative Criticism

The Past, Present, and Futures of the Fourth Gospel as Literature Tom Thatcher,
Stephen D. Moore ... Richard Walsh has also devoted a chapter of his book
Reading the Gospels in the Dark to an analysis of the relationship between the
Fourth ...

Anatomies of Narrative Criticism

Author: Tom Thatcher

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589833708

Page: 304

View: 723

Reflecting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Alan Culpepper's milestone Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel (1983), Anatomies of Narrative Criticism explores current trends in the study of the Gospel of John as literature. The contributors to the volume represent a wide range of methodological approaches that all explore ways that contemporary readers generate meaning from John's story of Jesus. The book includes an introduction to narrative-critical studies of John; essays on specific themes and passages that focus on interpretation of the text, history of research, hermeneutical approaches, and future trends in research; and a reflective response from Alan Culpepper. Overall, the book seeks to trace the history and project the future of the study of the Bible as narrative. The contributors are Paul N. Anderson, Colleen M. Conway, R. Alan Culpepper, Robert Kysar, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., Stephen D. Moore, Adele Reinhartz, Jeffrey L. Staley, Mark Stibbe, Tom Thatcher, Ruben Zimmermann, and Jean Zumstein.

Re Writing Jesus Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film

38 'We have not only competing images of Jesus in the New Testament itself, but
also additional images from non-canonical ... Richard Walsh in Reading the
Gospels in the Dark: Portrayals of Jesus in Film (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press ...

Re Writing Jesus  Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film

Author: Graham Holderness

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472573331

Page: 256

View: 851

At the heart of Christian theology lies a paradox unintelligible to other religions and to secular humanism: that in the person of Jesus, God became man, and suffered on the cross to effect humanity's salvation. In his dual nature as mortal and divinity, and unlike the impassable God of other monotheisms, Christ thus became accessible to artistic representation. Hence the figure of Jesus has haunted and compelled the imagination of artists and writers for 2,000 years. This was never more so than in the 20th Century, in a supposedly secular age, when the Jesus of popular fiction and film became perhaps more familiar than the Christ of the New Testament. In Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film Graham Holderness explores how writers and film-makers have sought to recreate Christ in work as diverse as Anthony Burgess's Man of Nazareth and Jim Crace's Quarantine, to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. These works are set within a longer and broader history of 'Jesus novels' and 'Jesus films', a lineage traced back to Ernest Renan and George Moore, and explored both for their reflections of contemporary Christological debates, and their positive contributions to Christian theology. In its final chapter, the book draws on the insights of this tradition of Christological representation to creatively construct a new life of Christ, an original work of theological fiction that both subsumes the history of the form, and offers a startlingly new perspective on the biography of Christ.

The Unholy in Holy Scripture

German scholar Gerd Ludemann asks the question of how we can continue to be Christians in the light of what he sees as "unholy" elements in Scripture, and in response points to the person of Jesus and his example.

The Unholy in Holy Scripture

Author: Gerd Lüdemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257392

Page: 167

View: 255

German scholar Gerd Ludemann asks the question of how we can continue to be Christians in the light of what he sees as "unholy" elements in Scripture, and in response points to the person of Jesus and his example.

The Dark Side Bible Study Book

Develop greater confidence in Christ by learning what God's Word says about how believers are protected and equipped.

The Dark Side Bible Study Book

Author: Jeremiah Johnston

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781462747726

Page: 80

View: 434

Develop greater confidence in Christ by learning what God's Word says about how believers are protected and equipped.

Bible Wonders

29 and smiling , said , “ All other pleasures are only shadows compared to those I
find in reading this blessed book . ... asked why he did so , his reply was , " I can
find the way to my mouth in the dark , but I cannot read the Bible in the dark .

Bible Wonders

Author: Richard Newton



Page: 152

View: 832

Emerging from the Dark Age Ahead

Reading. the. Bible. for. the. Present. Church. The church is like the moon, which
has no light of its own or for itself. If it is the true church, the light that is reflected
on its face is the light of Christ, which reflects the glory of God, and shines on the

Emerging from the Dark Age Ahead

Author: Charles Fensham

Publisher: Clements Publishing Group

ISBN: 1926798058

Page: 228

View: 961

In this fascinating presentation of faith, Charles Fensham argues cogently and passionately for a church that embraces hope in spite of the dark and destructive pressures all around it. Although a metaphoric dark time awaits Christianity, Fensham assures his readers that this darkness merely conceals the light for the future. "Emerging from the Dark Age Ahead " offers a prophetic and challenging call for contemporary Christians to ask where we have come from, where we are, and where we are going. "Professor Fensham borrows from Jane Jacobs the metaphor of 'the Dark Age ahead, ' bringing social and cultural analysis to bear upon a fresh theology of church and mission for our time and place. Drawing from deep roots in the trinitarian tradition, and borrowing insight from historic monasticism, he calls for a pilgrim, steward church that will speak and act constructively in the coming time of troubles. This is a creative, original work that will stimulate theological students and lay folk as well."-Harold Wells, Professor Emeritus, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto "Insightful, provocative, instructive-words that describe how this book helps the church navigate the deep cultural challenge it now faces of massive technique organized through digitalization. Grounding the church's life in a missional hermeneutic of reading Scripture and the church's identity in the social Trinity, Fensham boldly, yet carefully, charts a course for engaging the dark age ahead."- Craig Van Gelder, Ph.D., Professor of Congregational Mission, Luther Seminary Charles Fensham has a unique perspective on the emergent church. Born in apartheid South Africa and raised within the apartheid-tainted Reformed church, he is an immigrant to Canada with experiences of the church in France, Switzerland, the South Pacific and Africa. He teaches at Knox College at the University of Toronto.

Faith in Dark Places

So what happens, then, if we take one of the gospels and read it with these four
factors in mind? If a gospel is one of the few source documents available to tell us
about the nature and purpose of this Christ figure, how does this work out in ...

Faith in Dark Places

Author: David Rhodes

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281070423

Page: 144

View: 892

What meaning does my life have? What hope is there for the Church? How can I see beyond the media hype and false images I am bombarded with every day? Where can I find God in all this noise and turmoil? Combining moving stories from the inner city with a fresh approach to the Gospel, Faith in Dark Places explores the revolutionary idea that the good news of God's love is being spoken to a tired and damaged world by those rejected as worthless: the homeless and the poor. This radically revised edition, incorporating powerful new insights and reflections, draws on recent theological research and the author's own experience of urban poverty. It examines key biblical texts, such as the Lord's Prayer as a prayer for the poor (in particular the implications of kingdom, bread and trespasses); the Magnificat; and the causes of the crucifixion.

Light for the dark or Bible words for inquirers

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ : for it is the power of God unto salvation
to every one that believeth ; to the Jew first , and also to the Greek . For therein is
the ... Has every one a right to read the Scriptures ? BIBLE WORDS FOR ...

Light for the dark  or  Bible words for inquirers

Author: A M




View: 387

Reading the Bible Backwards

DARK. for a long time Noah had been building the darkness god had told him
that a great light was coming and that when the shadows of the birds and the
beasts and the insects and the fish saw the light they would want to go and run
on ...

Reading the Bible Backwards

Author: Robert Priest

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903270

Page: 120

View: 618

From reverse engineering to phonetic modifications, this innovative anthology reveals surprising meaning behind familiar subject matter. Through the Bible and other cultural narratives, the featured verse conducts numerous intriguing lyrical experiments, making this compendium a welcome addition to any collection of poetry.

The Dark Ages

Printing and writing , comparison of , 415 Profane learning , view of : in the dark
ages , 173 Proxy , signing by , 13 Pryel ... 419 Odilo , Abbot of Clugni , 310 Odo (
Abbot of Clugni ) tempted to read Virgil , 183 ; entered at Beaume , 297 ; removed
to Clugni , 298 ; his father ... his writers , 414 Offa , King , gave a bible to the
church of Worcester , 194 Olbert , Abbot of Gembloux , gift of copies of the
gospels and ...

The Dark Ages

Author: Samuel Roffey Maitland



Page: 520

View: 551

Dark Biology

Frowning, he thumbed through his Bible, laid it open, and turned it toward Annie.
She bent down to read the ... “Read...Gospel of John.” He grunted. “New
Testament.” Annie backed away. “I can't take your Bible.” “Yes, you can. Please.”
Annie ...

Dark Biology

Author: Bonnie Doran

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 1611162769

Page: 340

View: 974

Renowned vaccinologist "Hildi" Hildebrandt has set her sights on beating her brother to a Nobel Prize, and the opportunity to conduct experiments on the International Space Station might just provide the means to obtain that goal. Chet Hildebrandt should have had that opportunity. But now he'll teach a lesson to them all: his hot-shot astronaut sister, his philandering hypocritical father, and the CDC for not properly appreciating his work. One vial of a virus purloined from the CDC labs and released at his father's marriage seminar should do the trick, without hurting anybody. After all, it's only a mild influenza strain...Or is it?