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Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblical Narrative

Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblical Narrative (Paperback)

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In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, and using that as a model for analysing biblical stories. In our culture, the voluminous exposure we have to movies has resulted in our being conditioned to experience cinematic stories in a particular manner: for example, seeing them as events rather than objects, and the story worlds of movies as distinct from the real world. However, biblical stories are not typically viewed through this cinematic-story lens, making our analysis of biblical narrative out of step with what has become our natural mode of experiencing stories. This book demonstrates how fresh interpretive insights emerge when we read biblical stories like we watch movies. Each volume in the new Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: Fortress Press,U.S. Publication Date: 01/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9781451496291  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gary Yamasaki has served on faculty at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, British Columbia, for over twenty-five years, and is now professor emeritus. He is author of Perspective Criticism: Point of View and Evaluative Guidance in Biblical Narrative and Watching a Biblical Narrative: Point of View in Biblical Exegesis.

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