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Books added to filmandreligion.com in March 2016

Cover for Pasolini: The Sacred FleshIn the month of March 2016 I added this 19 books to filmandreligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last year, and the rest is from the 2000’s

  1. Big Screen Bible Lore (2013) by John Howard ReidBuy
  2. Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies (2004) by Roy M. AnkerBuy
  3. Chasm: Crossing the Divide Between Hollywood and People of Faith (2014) by Larry W. PolandBuy
  4. A Christian Response to Horror Cinema: Ten Films in Theological Perspective (2015) by Peter FraserBuy
  5. Cinéma Divinité: Religion, Theology, and the Bible in Film (2005) by Eric S. Christianson, Peter Francis and William TelfordBuy
  6. Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global (2015) by Marla FrederickBuy
  7. Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spiri (2016) by Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, Chris LindvallBuy
  8. Dream West: Politics and Religion in Cowboy Movies (2013) by Douglas BrodeBuy
  9. Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films (2005) by Kevin J. WetmoreBuy
  10. The Gospel According To Monty Python (2014) by Julian DoyleBuy
  11. Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred (2015) by Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge (Editors)Buy
  12. One Power in the ‘Verse: Finding God in Firefly and Serenity (2009) by Paul LytleBuy
  13. Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh (2015) by Stefania BeniniBuy
  14. Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film (2012) by Jonathan BrantBuy
  15. Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies (2012) by William D. RomanowskiBuy
  16. Religious Science Fiction in Battlestar Galactica and Caprica: Women as Mediators of the Sacred and Profane (2015) by Jutta WimmlerBuy
  17. Salvation from Cinema: The Medium is the Message (2015) by Crystal DowningBuy
  18. Theology Goes to the Movies (2007) by Clive MarshBuy
  19. When the Lights Go Down: Movie Review as Christian Practice (2014) by Mark D. EckelBuy

Articles added to filmandreligion.com in March 2016

In the month of March 2016 I added this 49 articles to filmandreligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last few months, but the rest is from the 1980’s

  1. Applying Religion and Film to Islam by William L. Blizek & Bilal Yorulmaz (2015-12)
  2. Beyond the Confines of Tolerance in Rachid Buchareb’s London River: Theological Discussion and Educational Approach to an Open Ended film by Panayiotis A. Thoma (2015-10)
  3. Birdman or (‘the unexpected virtue of ignorance’): Transcendence in unexpected places
    by Nikolai Blaskow (2015-12)
  4. Casting Jesus: A century of cinematic Christ by Geoff Broughton (2015-12)
  5. Celluloid Assimilation: Jews in American Silent Movies by Lester D. Friedman (1987-07)
  6. Cinema and the Sacrifice of Narcissus by Jean Collet and Jospeh Cunneen (1987-09)
  7. Cinema Savior by Michael Singer (1988-10)
  8. Close Encounters of a Religious Kind by Laurel Arthur Burton (1983-11)
  9. Commercial Propaganda in the Silent Film: A Case Study of “A Mormon Maid” (1917) by Richard Alan Nelson (1987-10)
  10. “Controversy has probably destroyed forever the context”: “The Miracle” and Movie Censorship in America in the Fifties by Ellen Draper (1990-04)
  11. “Daniel”: A Study of Sidney Lumet’s Integratinon of Jewish Ethis and the Christian Passion by Norbert M Samuelson (1986-07)
  12. Darrryl F. Zanuck’s “Brigham Young”: A Film in Context by James V. D’Arc (1989-11)
  13. The Doctor’s Original Face: Watching Doctor Who Episodes as Buddhist Koans by Ann Matsuuchi, Alexander Lozupone (2015-12)
  14. Echoes of Myth: The Feature Films of John Boorman by Peter Wilson Johnson (1984-09)
  15. Explicit and Implicit Religion in Doctor Who and Star Trek by James F. McGrath (2015-12)
  16. Filmic Constructions of Religious Spaces: Churches as Settings for Trauma, Change, and Redemption by Sofia Sjö (2015-07)
  17. Films and Religion: An analysis of Aamir Khan’s PK by Monisa Qadri, Sabeha Mufti (2015-12)
  18. The Final Frontier? Religion and Posthumanism in Film and Television by Elaine Graham (2015-09)
  19. The Flying Nun and Post-Vatican II Catholicism by Rick Wolff (1991-06)
  20. A God Who Play by Andrew Greeley (1991-06)
  21. A Hidden Light: Judaism, Contemporary Israeli Film, and the Cinematic Experience by Dan Chyutin (2015-11)
  22. Hollywood markets the Amish by John A. Hostetler and Donald B. Kraybill (1988-12)
  23. Hollywood’s New Mythology by Neil P. Hurley (1983-01)
  24. The immolated victim: Traditionalist Roman Catholicism and Mel Gibson’s ‘the passion of the Christ’ by Bernard Doherty (2015-12)
  25. The Impossible Pit: Satan, Hell, and Teaching with Doctor Who by Holly A. Jordan (2015-12)
  26. Islam, Consciousness and Early Cinema: Said Nursî and the Cinema of God by Canan Balan (2016-02)
  27. Islamic Representation in Television Advertising and its Impact on Modern Malay Muslim Women by Rosninawati Hussin, Sofia Hayati Yusoff, Siti Nubailah Mohd Yusof (2015-11)
  28. Islamic Television Programs : Content and Format Revisited by Osama Kanaker & Zulkiple A. Ghani (2015-12)
  29. Looking For God Profane & Sacred in the Films of Woody Allen by Richard A. Blake (1991-06)
  30. Mormons as silent cinema villains: propaganda and entertainment by Richard Alan Nelsona (1984-02)
  31. Movies as myths: An interpretation of motion picture mythology by Elizabeth C. Hirschman (1988-04)
  32. Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again: Exploring Faith, Doubt, and the Disciple Journey of a Companion to the Doctor by Jasper Peters (2015-12)
  33. The pastoral tradition in film by Andrew J. Ford (1985-04)
  34. A poor reflection as in a mirror?: Film as both window and mirror for theology by Jonathan Holt (2015-12)
  35. Preaching to the converted: conversion language and the constitution of the TV evangelical community
    by Wright Wright (1989-11)
  36. “Receive with Simplicity Everything That Happens to You”: Schlemiel (Meta) Physics in the Coens’ A Serious Man by Krzysztof Majer (2015-11)
  37. The Return of the Sacred”: Implicit Religion and Initiation Symbolism in Zvyagintsev’s Vozvrashchenie (2003) by Andrada Fătu-Tutoveanu (2015-11)
  38. The Returned and the Departed. The living and the dead in the TV series The Leftovers and Les Revenants by Franzoni Andrea (2016-01)
  39. The sacrificial sheep in three French-North African film:
    displacements and reappropriations
    by Dora Carpenter-Latiri (2016-02)
  40. Searching for the Star Child by Harlan Kennedy (1984-09)
  41. Sensing Religion in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men” by M. Gail Hamner (2015-12)
  42. Will we get McLuhan to the church on time? The “religious” dimensions of television by Jennifer Lemon (1989-07)
  43. Woody Allen’s Theological Imagination by Gary Commins (1987-07)
  44. Zombies in America and at Qumran: AMC’s The Walking Dead, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Apocalyptic Redux by Kipp Davis (2015-07)

Articles added to filmandreligion.com in 2015

http://www.filmandreligion.com/I started the FilmAndReligion.com site a a school project 11 years ago, but recently haven’t done much with it. I plan to revive it, or at least add more content to it. If I succeed I will post monthly summary of updates here, just like I do with my JewishBookWorld.org and JewishFilmFestivals.org sites. Meanwhile below is the short list of scholarly articles I added to it in 2015. Most of them are fresh (or were last year), but I also did some historical research and added a few from the 1970’s.

  1. ” And You Were There”: A Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road with the Academic Study of Religion by Laurel Zwissler (2014-10)
  2. Anti-Feminism in Recent Apocalyptic Film by Joel W. Martin (2000-04)
  3. The Apocalyptic Cosmology of Star Wars by John Lyden (2000-04)
  4. Appalachia on Film: “The Making of” Sergeant York by David D. Lee (1981-04)
  5. Armageddon at the Millennial Dawn by Conrad Ostwalt (2000-04)
  6. Beyond the limits of the law: a Christological reading of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight by Timothy D Petersa (2015-10)
  7. The Binding of Abraham: Inverting the Akedah in Fail-Safe and WarGames by Hunter B. Dukes (2015-01)
  8. Blood-Suckers! The Concepts Revisionist and Anti-revisionist Mythology Introduced by the Vampire- and Werewolf-tetralogy Underworld (2003-2012) by Stefan L. Arvidsson (2014-10)
  9. Broken by God: Fate and Divine Intervention in Breaking the Waves by James Martel (2015-04)
  10. Bruce Willis as the Messiah: Human Effort, Salvation and Apocalypticism in Twelve Monkeys by Frances Flannery Dailey (2000-04)
  11. Cannibalism, Communion, and Multifaith Sacrifice in the Novel and Film Life of Pi by Michael Thorn (2015-03)
  12. Children of Men’s Ambient Apocalyptic Visions by Marcus O’Donnell (2015-03)
  13. Climbing a ladder to heaven. Gnostic vision of the world in Jacob’s Ladder (1990) by Fryderyk Kwiatkowski (2015-10)
  14. Close Encounters: The Gospel According to Steven Spielberg by Andrew Gordon (1980-04)
  15. Cloud Atlas’ Queer Tiki Kitsch: Polynesians, Settler Colonialism, and Sci-Fi Film by Gabriel S. Estrada (2014-10)
  16. Con Men and a Conned Society: Religion in Contemporary American Cinema by John R. May (1977-07)
  17. Confirmation of Prophecy by Proxy: Audience Anticipation and Reception of the 2014 Movie Left Behind and its Relevance to the Dispensational Premillennialist Worldview by Andrew R. Burns (2015-05)
  18. The Conversion of the Jews by Lester Friedman (1981-07)
  19. Cults, Cant, and Converts: An Ideological Issue in Xena:Warrior Princess by Wim Tigges (2015-03)
  20. Decoding the mise -en -scène of contemporary secular spirituality: a research monograph. Part I: context, approach and relevant literature by Graham Rossiter (2014-07)
  21. Deliverance: Four Variations of the American Adam by Robert Armour (1973-07)
  22. Derek Jarman’s Renaissance and The Devils (1971) by Rowland Wymer (2014-10)
  23. Discrimination towards Nasira as a Muslim woman and Rochel as an orthodox Jewish woman reflected in Arranged by Tri Wasiul Hakim (2013-06)
  24. Dystopian narratives and humanism. what a zombie makeover really looks like by Jordan Ryan Goings (2015-03)
  25. Eucharistic Imagery in Film: Two Patterns of Usage by Caesar A. Montevecchio (2015-01)
  26. Evil Looks Right Back at You: Portrayals of Catholicism in American Horror Story: Asylum by Mariana Colin (2015-05)
  27. An Evil Threat to Marriage, Children and the Future: Queer Theory, “The Passion of the Christ,” and Evangelical Political Rhetoric by Richard Wolff (2015-01)
  28. The Failure of a Pseudo-Christian Community in a Nation-State in Crisis: 28 Days Later by Karl E. Martin (2014-10)
  29. Faith Under the Fedora: Indiana Jones and the Heroic Journey Towards God by Chris Yogerst (2014-10)
  30. Faith, Doubt, and Chiasmus in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue I by William Bartley (2014-10)
  31. Firefly – So “pretty” it could not die by Michael W. Marek (2008-02)
  32. Gabriel, Abortion, and Anti-Annunciation in The Prophecy, Constantine, and Legion by Jeffrey M. Tripp (2015-03)
  33. The Gendering of Pastors in Contemporary Nordic Films: Norms, Conventions and Contemporary Views by Sofia Sjö (2015-10)
  34. The Ha-Ha Holocaust: Exploring Levity Amidst the Ruins and Beyond in Testimony, Literature and Film by Aviva Atlani (2014-11)
  35. Holocaust Humor, Satire, and Parody on Israeli Television by Liat Steir-Livny (2015-08)
  36. ” Holy Book of Job, Batman!” by Little Raven (2015-06)
  37. How to Be a Genuine Fake: Her, Alan Watts, and the Problem of the Self by David L. Smith (2014-10)
  38. ” I Ain’t So Sure but What the Lord Done Put These Folks in Our Path for a Reason”: Latter-day Saints Building Communities Through Dancing in John Ford’s Wagon Master by Ian Dwayne Pettigrew (2015-10)
  39. I Dream, Therefore I Am: What Dreams May Come by Susan L. Schwartz (2000-04)
  40. ” If you can hold on…”: counter-apocalyptic play in Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales by Marcus O’Donnell (2014-10)
  41. Imperialism in New Testament films by Jeremy Punt (2014-12)
  42. Iranian Women, Iranian Cinema: Negotiating with Ideology and Tradition by Najmeh Moradiyan Rizi (2015-01)
  43. Is Slumdog Millionaire a Retelling of the Ramayana?
    by William L. Blizek (2015-10)
  44. Islam in Turkish Cinema by Bilal Yorulmaz and William L. Blizek (2014-10)
  45. John Huston’s Wise Blood (1980) : On Southern prophets and con men by Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris (2015-07)
  46. Joseph McBride on Three Godfathers by Joseph McBride (1973-07)
  47. ” Like You Could Read What Was Inside of Me”: Genocide, Hermeneutics, and Religion in The Wizard of Oz by Ken Derry (2014-10)
  48. Make Way for Youth: The American Jewish Committee and the Social Problem Film by Art Simon (2013-10)
  49. Media Review: Bollywood Religious Comedy: An Inaugural Humor-neutics by Sheila J. Nayar (2015-07)
  50. The Menace of the Religious Movie by A. W. Tozer (1974-01)
  51. Missionaries, modernity and the moving image: re-presenting the Melanesian Other to Christian communities in the West between the World Wars by Stella Ramage (2015-02)
  52. Modern Mythology: 2001 AD: A Space Odyssey by John M. Hood (1974-03)
  53. The Movie Mogul, Moses and Muslims: Islamic Elements in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) by Michael D. Calabria OFM (2015-01)
  54. Muslims in Film and Muslim Filmmaking in the United States by Hussein Rashid (2014-12)
  55. Myth, Religion, and the Man Behind the Curtain by Michael Ostling (2014-10)
  56. The Non-Place between Sacred and Profane: Utopian Gestures in the Apparatus of Semiocapitalism in Laurent Cantet’s L’emploi du temps by Tamas Nagypal (2015-01)
  57. On Teaching “Jesus in Fiction and Film” by Darren J. N. Middleton (2015-04)
  58. A Path Less Traveled: Rethinking Spirituality in the Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky by Adam Breckenridge (2015-10)
  59. ” People in Hell Want Slurpees”: The Redefinition of the Zombie Genre through the Salvific Portrayal of Family on AMC’s The Walking Dead by Joshua D. Ambrosius & Joseph M. Valenzano III (2015-04)
  60. Personal Identity and Angelic Touch in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire by Chris Venner (2015-01)
  61. Puerile Patriarchs of an Infantilized God. Mythological Meme Mutations in Contemporary Cinema by Doru Pop (2015-07)
  62. Recognition and Rejection of Sikh Identity in Film by Geetanjali Singh Chanda (2014-08)
  63. The Rejection of Rationalism in Recent Science Fiction Films by Lane Roth (1981-06)
  64. Religion and film in American culture: the birth of a nation by Krzysztof Jozajtis (2001-06)
  65. Religion and the Anzac Legend on Screen by Daniel Reynaud (2015-04)
  66. Religion, Education and The West Wing by Diane Corkery (2014-10)
  67. Religious Films in Zimbabwean Contexts by Adam T. Shreve (2015-07)
  68. Religious Tourism and TV Serials: the Case of Two Italian Papal Birthplaces by Lorenzo Bagnoli and Rita Capurro (2014-12)
  69. Religious Transcendence and the Horizons of Culture: Observations on the Role of Religion in American Film by W. Richard Comstock (1981-10)
  70. Representation of the Apocalypse in Hollywood Cinema by Dr. Abbas Assadi, Rahime Zeynali (2015-03)
  71. The Resurrection Days Are Over: Resurrection from Doctor Who to Torchwood by Jim Clarke (2015-03)
  72. Revisiting The Ghosts of Vatican II: Gender in Catholic Horror Cinema of the American 60s and 70s by Currie Dixon McKinley (2015-05)
  73. Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still Part I: A Religious Film? by Anton Karl Kozlovic (2013-10)
  74. The Seventh Seal by John C. Stubbs (1975-04)
  75. Star Wars, the Future and Christian Eschatology by D. W. Ingersoll Jr., J. M. Nickell, C. D. Lewis (1980-11)
  76. Stars, Light, and Finding the Way Home: Jewish Characters in Contemporary Film and Television by Terry Barr (1993-08)
  77. Television vampire fandom and religion by Minja Bloom (2013-06)
  78. Temporality in Ancient and Contemporary Revelations: Hypermasculinity and Violence in the Book of Revelation and Donnie Darko by Alexander Cox-Twardowski (2014-08)
  79. ” There’s No Place Like Home”: An American Koan by David L. Smith (2014-10)
  80. Trauma, Guilt, and Ethics in BeTipul and In Treatment: The Universalist Approach and (Jewish) Particularism of Psychoanalysis in Transnational Television by Michaela Wuensch (2015-08)
  81. True Love’s Kiss and Happily Ever After: the religion of love in American film by Jyoti Raghu (2015-08)
  82. Ulak (The Messenger): a mystic fable of Islamic messianism by Ebru Thwaites Dikena (2015-10)
  83. Undoing the Claim of Objectivity: Contradictions at the Heart of Bergtji van der Haak, Saudi Solutions (2005) by Anisa Saeed Mohammed Nasser (2015-01)
  84. ” We Are Legion”: Primal Dreams and Screams in the Satanic Screen by Carrol L. Fry (2015-10)
  85. What the Frak, Frankenstein! Teenagers, Gods, and Postcolonial Monsters on Caprica by James H. Thrall (2015-07)
  86. When Church and Cinema Combine: Blurring Boundaries through Media-savvy Evangelicalism by Deborah Justice (2014-02)
  87. William Blake’s Jerusalem and the Los Angeles of Film Noir by Harold Henry Hellwig (2014-01)
  88. Woody Allen, Theologian by John Dart (1977-06)