Film as Cultural Artifact: Religious Criticism of World by Mathew P. John

By Mathew P. John

Film is popularly defined as a reflect of tradition. It performs a pivotal function in facilitating intercultural discussion in our international village. global cinema is helping us comprehend and take pleasure in every one other’s cultural id, and promotes concord throughout various cultures in our pluralistic society. It introduces us to the lifetime of “the different” in an unique but attractive type, developing cultural bridges that foster a feeling of solidarity in the course of our diversity.
This publication argues that “cultural anthropology” and “theology” provide distinctive, but intrinsically attached theoretical frameworks to formulate a extra “holistic” examining of faith from global cinema. It proposes an built-in method for non secular feedback of movie during which we glance at faith as a subsystem of tradition and notice how non secular stories depicted at the display are mediated in the course of the own bias of the auteur and the context within which the movie is produced. It hence creates a renewed appreciation for the spiritual variety in our global through offering a brand new method of staring at and studying ethnographic info from global cinema.

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