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Places for Happiness: Community, Self, and Performance in the Philippines

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Places for Happiness explores two of the most important performance-based activities in the Philippines: the processions and Passion Plays associated with Easter and the mass-dance phenomenon known as "street dancing." The scale of these handcrafted performances in terms of duration, time commitment, and productive labor marks the Philippines as one of the world's most significant and undervalued performance-centered cultures. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork, William Peterson examines how people come together in the streets or on temporary stages, celebrating a shared sense of community and creating places for happiness.

The first half of the book focuses on localized and often highly idiosyncratic versions of the Passion of Christ. Peterson considers not only what people do in these events, but what it feels like to participate. The book's second half provides a window into the many expressions of "street dancing." Street dancing is inflected by localized indigenous and folk dance traditions that are reinforced at school and practiced in conjunction with religious civic festivals. Peterson identifies key frames that shape and contain the individual in the Philippines, while tracking how the local expands its expressive home by engaging in a dialogue with regional, national, and diasporic Filipino imaginaries.

Ultimately Places for Happiness explores how community-based performance responds to and fulfills basic human needs. Many Filipinos rely on family members and immediate neighbors for support and sustenance, and community-based performance assumes a unique and leading role in defining, reinforcing, and celebrating shared belief systems. By bringing forth the internal, phenomenological, and embodied aspects of a range of community-based practices contributing to human happiness, the book offers a cultural framework that interweaves the individual experience with that of the collective, plotting out what resides inside the body through the coordinates of culture.

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9780824875206
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2017-10-31
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PLEDGES OF JUBILEE

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Produced in honor of Calvin G. Seerveld, this volume highlights Seerveld's legacy as a scholar, teacher, and cultural leader even as it breaks new ground in the fields of cultural theory and aesthetics. The introduction discusses the importance of Seerveld's contributions to the study of the arts and culture, summarizes the essays in this collection, and relates them to themes in Seerveld's work. The volume's fourteen essays extend Seerveld's efforts to new areas and probe the traditions on which his efforts rely. An open letter from Nicholas Wolterstorff and a bibliography of Seerveld's writings begin and conclude the volume. The essays in Part I (Cultural Theory) test the fruitfulness of Seerveld's aesthetic theory for fields of study that have opened in recent years: popular culture, performace art, computer imagery, and the "new art history." The essays in Part II (Philosophical Dialogue) give testimony to the close and engaged reading of philosophical texts that characterizes Seerveld's teaching and scholarship. The essays in Part III (Cultural Critique) provide lively, focused, and reflective commentaries of the sort for which Seerveld is admired. The essays in Part IV (Religious Art) exemplify Seerveld's passion for renewing and reclaiming the artistic heritage of Christianity, especially within the Reformed tradition. Melinda looks forward to the letters and cards she receives from her favorite neighbor who has moved into a nursing home, and when the old woman dies, it takes Melinda a while to find a way to stop missing her so much.
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9780802837929
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1995-01-01
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Politics of Prayer

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Distinguished Catholic and Jewish scholars, theologians, and linguists offer important insights into the functions of language as well as penetrating analyses of the feminists' influence on Scripture and worship.
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9780898704181
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1992-10-01
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Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

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"Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition." Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus illustrates how the establishment of monarchy under Augustus Caesar led to the creation of a new system of visual imagery that reflects the consciousness of this transitional age.
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9780472081240
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1990-09-21
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Praising God: The Trinity in Chrisitian Worship

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Here at last is a book that attends both to the call for more inclusive language in worship and to the traditional claims of Trinitarian theology. The authors insist that the Trinity must remain at the heart of Christian worship. But this need not confine us to a single formula or a narrow range of images; indeed, new forms of language are essential if we are properly to praise the unnamed, all-named, triune God. This book is brimming with liturgical resources, including prayers, hymn texts, and sample sermons.

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9780664257774
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1999-05-01
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Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed (4th ed.)

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This classic work, previously edited by Ronald Jasper and Geoffrey Cuming, has been a staple source in teaching liturgy to generations of students in colleges, seminaries, and universities. It has now been comprehensively revised for future generations of liturgical scholars.

Updates include:

  • New introductions that take into account the substantial changes in recent scholarship
  • New groupings of the various prayers into liturgical "families" in order to make their relationships clearer
  • Plus, new bibliographies
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    9780814660232
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    2019-01-15
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    Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay Between Christian Worship and Doctrine

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    What was the impact of liturgy on the development of orthodox doctrine in the early Christian church? With renowned liturgical historian Maxwell E. Johnson as a guide, readers of "Praying and Believing in Early Christianity" will discover the important and sometimes surprising ways that worship helped to shape what was believed, taught, and confessed. In particular, Johnson considers this relationship in terms of soteriology: What is the role of grace in the process of salvation? Trinity: How did early devotion to Christ and the church's baptismal and eucharistic liturgies help shape the developing doctrine of the Trinity? Christ and Mary: What does the devotional and liturgical term theotokos say about them both? ethics: How does the liturgy contribute not only to doctrine but also to convictions about morality? Johnson also explores the ways this relationship worked in the opposite direction: How did doctrinal developments shape liturgical texts in the patristic period? This is an excellent text for beginning students in liturgical studies at the master's level.

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    9780814682593
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    2013-08-01
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    Preparing an Episcopal Funeral

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    Much like the Catholic best-seller, but expressly developed for the Episcopal Church
    - Incorporates liturgy and music suggestions according to the Book of Common Prayer
    and other approved pastoral rites
    - A proven, practical tool already used by thousands, with new articles for the Episcopal
    Church audience
    Funeral planning is one of the most challenging things a family or priest may ever do,
    whether it is honoring the death of a loved one or long-time member of the congregation.
    This simple guide explains the Episcopal theology of celebrating a life alongside grief, while
    offering practical guidelines and forms for planning and arranging funerals. All content is in
    accordance to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and approved liturgical supplementary
    materials.
    This new book remedies the lack of resources regarding the Episcopal funeral service,
    building upon the format and success of Preparing a Catholic Funeral. Sales history of
    the Catholic edition indicates that these books are often purchased in bulk by various
    institutions to distribute to members in advance of death and to the families of the
    deceased before or after a death.- Much like the Catholic best-seller, but expressly developed for the Episcopal Church
    - Incorporates liturgy and music suggestions according to the Book of Common Prayer
    and other approved pastoral rites
    - A proven, practical tool already used by thousands, with new articles for the Episcopal
    Church audience
    Funeral planning is one of the most challenging things a family or priest may ever do,
    whether it is honoring the death of a loved one or long-time member of the congregation.
    This simple guide explains the Episcopal theology of celebrating a life alongside grief, while
    offering practical guidelines and forms for planning and arranging funerals. All content is in
    accordance to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and approved liturgical supplementary
    materials.
    This new book remedies the lack of resources regarding the Episcopal funeral service,
    building upon the format and success of Preparing a Catholic Funeral. Sales history of
    the Catholic edition indicates that these books are often purchased in bulk by various
    institutions to distribute to members in advance of death and to the families of the
    deceased before or after a death.
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    9780819229168
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    2014-01-10
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    Preparing for a Wedding in the Episcopal Church

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    Many couples come to an Episcopal Church seeking a place to hold their wedding ceremony because they love the setting in our beautiful churches. Many couples seek to be married in the Episcopal Church because their parents are members and/or it was the church of their childhood but have lapsed in attendance. While marriage is a tradition for many rooted in the religious tradition, the church continues to be an agent of the state in performing the legal components. And some couples are deeply connected to their parish family and seek a marriage grounded in the rites of the church. Intended as an accessible resource, clergy can give the book to couples and use as a preparation tool in planning "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage" (wedding) in the Episcopal Church. This book will satisfy the request clergy often receive from individuals (as well as newcomers, unmarried parents, same gender couples, those seeking remarriage) who desire to be married but don't know what is involved from an Episcopal perspective. It includes essays, an outline and explanation of the marriage service, and how couples can live out the promises they make to one another.
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    9780819232670
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    2017-01-01
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    Presiding Like a Woman: Feminist Gestures for Christian Assemblies

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    What does it mean to preside like a woman at the Eucharist? Do women do it differently, or should they? How do lay women and men experience women's priestly ministry? This is an accessible, broadly popular book, pushing the boundaries in new and unusual ways, and making a serious contribution to feminist and liturgical debate.
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    9780281061860
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    2010-09-23
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    Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology

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    The voices of liturgical theology in the twentieth century are many and varied. Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology brings together in one volume the representative writings of scholars throughout the Euro-North American context whose insights have shaped our understanding of liturgy today.

    The selections in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology are arranged around nine seminal questions which students of liturgical theology need to engage. Each selection is introduced and contextualized by another liturgical theologian. Through this first-hand encounter with primary sources readers will develop a sense of the broad range of writings available to them.

    Chapters are What Is Liturgical Theology?" "What Is Liturgy?" "How Can We 'Do' Liturgical Theology?" "How Are Theology and Liturgy Related?" "How Does Liturgy Embody Theological Themes?" "What Is the Theological Function of Liturgical Language and Ritual?" "What Is the Role of the Word in Liturgy?" "How Do Liturgical Theologians Engage Cultural Diversity?" "How Are Liturgy and Life Related?" Includes an alphabetical list of primary contributors and a chronological index of major entries by date of original publication.

    Contributors to Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology are Peter Brunner; Odo Casel, O.S.B.; Louis-Marie Chauvet; Anscar J. Chupungco, O.S.B.; Mary Collins, O.S.B.;Irenee Henri Dalmais, O.P.; Ruth C. Duck; Justo L. Gonzalez; Romano Guardini; Angelus A. Häussling, O.S.B.; Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.; Lawrence A. Hoffman; Paul Waitman Hoon; Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B.; Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J.; Gordon W. Lathrop; L. Edward Phillips; David N. Power, O.M.I.; Gail Ramshaw; Don E. Saliers; Alexander Schmemann; Robert F. Taft, S.J.; Harold Dean Trulear; Evelyn Underhill; Dwight W. Vogel; Jean Jacques von Allmen; Geoffrey Wainwright; and Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S.

    Dwight W. Vogel is professor of theology and ministry and dean of the chapel at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary where he coordinates the doctoral program in liturgical studies.

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    9780814661789
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    2000-11-01
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    PRINT - LORD'S PRAYER - ST JOHNS BIBLE

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    0814690807
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    2006-08-21
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    Process of Admission to Ordain

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    The Process of Admission to Ordained Ministry, in volumes for the early and Medieval periods, the Reformation period, and contemporary times, analyzes the liturgico-canonical institutions of the particular time and the complex structure of the ordination and the relational dimension of the ordained ministry in the Church. Ordination links communion in a process that is also communitarian, liturgical, and juridical, and, through these traits, sacramental. It examines how Christian ordination cannot be reduced to a rite of installation or the acceptance of a charge but is an ecclesial process whereby a Christian receives a charism for the edification of the whole church.
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    9780814661291
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    1998-01-01
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    Protestant Worship and Church Architecture

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    Each year a billion dollars is spent on church buildings in the United States. Yet there is no authoritative book available to guide building committees, ministers, and others responsible for new churches in the theological implications of their work. Dr. White explores the theological and historical considerations relevant to building for Protestant worship. Surprisingly, these are often ignored by building committees, usually with disastrous results. His approach is highly original, especially in his theological treatment of worship; yet his book is also a operative in the largest sense, in that it relates theology to practice. Professor White begins with a critical analysis of contemporary concepts of Protestant worship and then defines the liturgical factors in church design. Following this, there are four chapters giving an historical account of various experiments from the third century to the present. This section indicates the tremendous variety of possibilities open to the church builder, many of which have been ignored too long. A final chapter deals with emotive factors - all vitally relevant to the architect: choir, liturgical art, and style. The opportunity to design a new church building occurs only once or twice in each generation of church members. It is all the more important that it be done carefully since the building will continue to affect the life of the congregation for many years. Until fundamental questions as to what the Church is and what the Church does in worship are raised, a congregation is not prepared to build. This book will help churches find the answers. The 155-item bibliography should be of value to many since a recent extensive bibliography on Protestant church architecture does not exist. This book also contains 60 diagrams of experiments in plan garnered from nearly 2000 years of history.
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    9781592441631
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    2003-02-01
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    Public Reading of Scripture: A Handbook

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    The reading of Scripture holds a central place in Christian worship. Every week the Word of God becomes flesh again as the words of the biblical text are read aloud. Those who take on the responsibility of reading Scripture in public do so knowing its importance, but rarely having the chance to train in how to do it better. Most readers have never been given the opportunity to consider how each act of public reading of Scripture is an interpretation of the text, nor have they been given the tools for an effective and faithful reading performance. These are the tools that Clay Schmit seeks to offer in this practical guide to the public reading of Scripture. He begins with a brief overview of the meaning and importance of the spoken word in worship. He then goes on to provide practical, detailed instructions on how to understand the text for reading, practice reading it aloud with proper emphasis, and deliver it in such a way that it becomes alive to the congregation. The book concludes with several appendices, including a pronunciation guide for biblical words and an annotated bibliography that will point the reader in the direction of further study.
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    9780687045372
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    2002-04-01
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    Reading the Liturgy: An Exploration of Texts in Christian Worship

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    This is a unique contribution to discussions within churches about the provision of suitable words for liturgical worship and to debates among scholars about liturgical hermeneutics, as well as offering a new methodological paradigm for liturgical studies to inspire students and researchers. By combining insights from literary and linguistic studies with those from historical and contemporary liturgical studies, Juliette Day investigates the nature of a text in relation to unscripted speech; how authors and worshipers make use of genre, narrative and other texts; how the textuality of the liturgy as well as its ritual context affect the sort of language used in worship and what implicit meanings are conveyed in the way liturgical texts are printed in books. Day discusses the history of liturgical texts and their function, as well as liturgical genres and narratives. She examines the function of language in liturgical worship and emphasizes its meaning for readers, worshipers and speakers. Day applies insights from literary and linguistic studies to liturgical texts in a comprehensive fashion, making it accessible to a broad readership
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    9780567063359
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    2014-04-24
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    Reading, Writing, and Ritualizing

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    This collection of studies on ritual and ritualizing leads the reader through religious
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    9781569290071
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    1998-07-01
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    Readings for the Assembly: RCL C

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    Based on the NRSV and incorporating inclusive language for God, this volume mirrors Lectionary for Worship in format. Principles for revision are conservative and poetic in nature, carefully respecting the meaning and imagery of the original biblical text while attending to the sound of the readings in public proclamation.
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    9780806623337
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    1997-04-10
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    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship

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    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship features important articles and essays on music and worship written by some of the most influential voices of the past century, including W. E. B. DuBois, Wendell P. Whalum, V. Michael McKay, Wyatt Tee Walker, J. Wendell Mapson Jr., and others.
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    9781579997670
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    2009-03-01
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    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship, Vol. 2

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    This second volume of "Readings in African American Church Music and Worship" makes available the most recent scholarship on 21st-century developments and trends, through a representative number of articles, essays, and chapters written by brilliant musicians, authors, and theologians of our time. The list of contributors includes some of the finest emerging scholars, as well as offerings from seasoned authors whose research and writings are well regarded by peers and the worshiping community at large. The significant contributions from names new and familiar greatly broaden the field of study. The 43 chapters of this volume are divided into 7 categories: Worship and Liturgical Practices, Liturgical Theologies, Proclamation of the Word, Hymnody: Sound and Sense, Perspectives on Praise and Worship, Hip Hop and/in the Church, and Perspectives on Women and Gender. Insightful, thought-provoking, challenging, and hopeful this volume will be a source of knowledge, a stimulus for discussion, and a call to reconsider the many and varied viewpoints of the African American church."
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    9781622771004
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    2015-04-01
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    Real Stories of Christian Initiation

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    0814618264
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    Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue (2nd ed.)

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    Increasingly, thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue. Reel Spirituality successfully heightens readers' sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema. This second edition cites 200 new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Reel Spirituality is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers, church-based study groups, and religious film and arts groups. The second edition cites an additional 200 movies and includes new film photos.
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    9780801031878
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    2006-12-01
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    Refelctions on the Water

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    In a collection of essays, six British Baptists seek to show how the act of believer's baptism can help us to understand the creative activity of God in the natural world, human society, political life, and the Christian community, and how it can lead us to contemplate the nature of the true God who calls people into relationships. Reflections on the Water, the fourth volume of the Regent's Study Guides jointly produced with Regent's Park College of Oxford, concludes with a fresh approach to ecumenical conversation and to Baptist identity through a response to the essays by a New Testament scholar of the Church of England.
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    9781573120524
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    1996-07-01
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    Reframing Theology and Film

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    The connection between theology and film is a hot topic in the academy and the church. But research and writing on methodology and hermeneutics is lacking. This comprehensive collection identifies the overlooked or undervalued areas in the current discussions of film and theology. Including contributions from the leaders in the field, Reframing Theology and Film helps deepen the conversation while bringing it to a new level of prominence. Professors and students of theology and film, libraries, pastors, and film buffs will benefit from this much-needed resource.
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    9780801032400
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    2007-11-01
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    Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World (2nd ed.)

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    Religion and cinema share a capacity for world making, ritualizing, mythologizing, and creating sacred time and space. Through cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, and other production activities, film takes the world "out there" and refashions it. Religion achieves similar ends by setting apart particular objects and periods of time, telling stories, and gathering people together for communal actions and concentrated focus. The result of both cinema and religious practice is a re-created world: a world of fantasy, a world of ideology, a world we long to live in, or a world we wish to avoid at all costs.

    Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and communal experience. Meanwhile, a deeper understanding of the aesthetic nature of religious rituals can alter our understanding of film production. Utilizing terminology and theoretical insights from the study of religion as well as the study of film, Religion and Film shows that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed new light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed and vice versa.

    This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition is designed to appeal to the needs of courses in religion as well as film departments. In addition to two new chapters, this edition has been restructured into three distinct sections that offer students and instructors theories and methods for thinking about cinema in ways that more fully connect film studies with religious studies.

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    9780231176750
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    2017-09-05
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