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Book Title: The Gospel According to Hollywood|
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The author of the book: Greg Garrett
Edition: Westminster John Knox Press
Date of issue: June 19th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780664230524
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I started reading this right about the time I had Evelyn. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but I do want to finish it because it is an interesting perspective on how movies ask (and sometimes try to answer) the big questions about spirituality and religion.
It is a little academic in style, but has some very interesting insights into a number of "secular" films.
This isn't a series of essays dissecting this or that film. Instead, he divides the book into several Christian themes, and then discusses what a number of films suggest and can teach us about those themes: Is there a God? (many many films suggest yes), What kind of God do we have? (discussing films that can help us understand the trinity and the nature of the 3 in 1), Sin and Forgiveness (talking about movies with a flawed hero and redemption as a vehicle to understand our own sinful nature and the saving grace of God), The Message of Peace (can violent films actually teach us something about the futility of violence and the importance of peace, Justice and Mercy.
It is a very thoughtful and thought provoking book.
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Read information about the authorGreg Garrett is the author of novels, including The Prodigal (with Brennan Manning), Free Bird (chosen by Publishers' Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News as one of the best fiction debuts of 2002), Cycling, and Shame, the memoirs Crossing Myself and No Idea, and books on theology, popular culture, politics, and narrative including Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in the Popular Imagination, The Gospel according to Hollywood, The Gospel Reloaded (with Chris Seay), Holy Superheroes, Stories from the Edge, We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2, The Other Jesus, One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter, and Faithful Citizenship. Greg is also--with Brian McLaren, Lauren Winner, Phylis Tickle, Chris Seay, and other writers--involved in The Voice project, a scripture project for Thomas Nelson. Greg is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University, writer in residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and Residential Scholar at Gladstone's Library in Wales. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family.
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