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The author of the book: Grant Horner
Edition: Crossway Books
Date of issue: June 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781433524011
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This illuminating book helps Christians think biblically andcritically about the art and culture of film, moving beyond simplemoral judgments to an understanding of deeper worldviews andphilosophical meaning.
Hollywood produces, packages, and sells hundreds of movies everyyear. Many of these movies propagate a distorted sense of moralityand ethics. Under the surface of immoral behavior and unlawfulness, however, there can be deeper problems in Hollywood's messages. Whatare these stories telling the viewer about life, relationships, andGod? What worldviews and ideas do they espouse? If Christians areto tread carefully at the theater complex, they need resources tohelp them.
This book is just such a resource. By exploring the relationshipbetween Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis ofpopular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers forcareful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply listcriteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians todevelop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not onlyfilm, but all aspects of culture.
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Read information about the authorGrant Horner is a full-time Associate Professor at The Masters College in Santa Clarita, CA. He specializes in literary and cultural studies, especially Renaissance and Reformation studies, philosophy, theology, art history, and film studies. He teaches a Medieval/Renaissance survey course, and upper division courses on Milton, Shakespeare, Poetry and Poetics, Epic, Dramatic Literature, Critical Theory (Pre-Socratics through Derrida), Art History, Film Studies, Classical Christian Humanism, Classical Latin, & Comedy. He also teaches Art History in Germany and Italy for AMBEX. Some of the languages he speak includes Koine Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Middle French, and Medieval Latin. Dr. Horner has been an invited lecturer at Caltech on "Western Representations of Consciousness in Art, Literature and Philosophy," to Berkeley students on "Art, Philosophy and Christianity" and numerous conferences in the United States on theology, the Renaissance and Reformation, philosophy, and the Arts. In Fall 2011, he was honored to lecture in New College Lecture Hall at the University of Oxford on "Islam, Christianity and Western Liberal Enlightenment."
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