Faith, Film, and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big Screen
co-edited with Doug Geivett
Paperback: 311 pages
Publisher: IVP Academic (November 30, 2007)
Faith, Film, and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big Screen is a book that applies Christian philosophical analysis to cinema. Featuring over a dozen essays treating diverse issues in recent and classic films, this volume addresses a domain of popular culture that, until now, has been unexplored by Christian philosophers. The content is philosophically rich but non-technical and will appeal to a broad audience of readers. Chapter themes vary widely but are all directly relevant to Christian philosophy. Likewise, the book represents a broad range of film genres (e.g., domestic, foreign, documentary, drama, horror, etc.).
The roster of contributing authors is formidable, each bringing to the project a unique ability to generate original insights in a creative and winsome way. Each author applies a Christian perspective to his or her topic, but the roster reflects the diversity within the historic Christian tradition in such matters as political orientation and doctrinal persuasion. Contributing authors: Douglas Blount, Kelly James Clark, Winfried Corduan, Gregory E. Ganssle, R. Douglas Geivett, Greg Jesson, David Hunt, James F. Sennett, Sara L. H. Shady, Caroline J. Simon, James S. Spiegel, Brendan Sweetman, Ron Tacelli, Dallas Willard.