Summary Book Review Fictional Transfigurations of Jesus by Theodore Ziolkowski:
Download or read book Fictional Transfigurations of Jesus written by Theodore Ziolkowski and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2002-04-12 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many novels revolve round the figure of Jesus. Some of the finest of them are defined by Ziolkowski as fictional transfigurations of Jesus. They share a modern hero patterned on Jesus the culture-hero, whose life consisted of the motifs of the last supper, lonely agony, betrayal, trial, and crucifixion. The aesthetic challenge of adapting this most familiar story for their generation has attracted an unusual number of great writers, among them Papini, Kazantzakis, Hesse, Mann, Greene, Faulkner, and Gore Vidal. The form began with the new image of a humanized Jesus which developed in the 19th century. The interest in religious paranoia and hysteria at the turn of the century instantly expanded its potentialities as novelists began to explore the theme of christomania. This was followed by studies of Jesus as a mythic figure and then Marxist-oriented portraits of Comrade Jesus. Finally the form became inverted into parody in the Fifth Gospels in which not Jesus, but Judas, is the central figure.
Summary Book Review Fictional Transfigurations of Jesus by Theodore Ziolkowski:
Download or read book Fictional Transfigurations of Jesus written by Theodore Ziolkowski and published by Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1972 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Description for this book, Fictional Transfigurations of Jesus, will be forthcoming.
Summary Book Review Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th-Century Fiction and Film by Graham Holderness:
Download or read book Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th-Century Fiction and Film written by Graham Holderness and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-11-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of Christian theology lies a paradox unintelligible to other religions and to secular humanism: that in the person of Jesus, God became man, and suffered on the cross to effect humanity's salvation. In his dual nature as mortal and divinity, and unlike the impassable God of other monotheisms, Christ thus became accessible to artistic representation. Hence the figure of Jesus has haunted and compelled the imagination of artists and writers for 2,000 years. This was never more so than in the 20th Century, in a supposedly secular age, when the Jesus of popular fiction and film became perhaps more familiar than the Christ of the New Testament. In Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film Graham Holderness explores how writers and film-makers have sought to recreate Christ in work as diverse as Anthony Burgess's Man of Nazareth and Jim Crace's Quarantine, to Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. These works are set within a longer and broader history of 'Jesus novels' and 'Jesus films', a lineage traced back to Ernest Renan and George Moore, and explored both for their reflections of contemporary Christological debates, and their positive contributions to Christian theology. In its final chapter, the book draws on the insights of this tradition of Christological representation to creatively construct a new life of Christ, an original work of theological fiction that both subsumes the history of the form, and offers a startlingly new perspective on the biography of Christ.
Summary Book Review Dialogic Openness in Nikos Kazantzakis by Charitini Christodoulou:
Download or read book Dialogic Openness in Nikos Kazantzakis written by Charitini Christodoulou and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Charitini Christodoulou argues that a certain perception of openness that she calls “dialogic” permeates Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Last Temptation. Partly based on Umberto Eco’s theory in Opera Aperta and Mikhail Bakhtin’s notion of dialogism, the term “dialogic openness” refers to the idea of antithetical forces clashing and thus revealing different forms of tension that are not resolved at the end of the novel. Thus, it is shown that subjectivity and meaning is always in the process of becoming. The different aspects of identity formation unfold before the eyes of the reader, who becomes a witness to the leading characters’ process of becoming. Christodoulou demonstrates that there are dialogic elements in tension, which can only be brought forth not as a synthesis, such as the stylistics of a genre implies, but as openness perceived as a process of identity formation.
Summary Book Review The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present by John Riches:
Download or read book The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present written by John Riches and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-13 with total page 868 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world, with a focus on its dissemination throughout the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Summary Book Review The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction by David M. Bethea:
Download or read book The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction written by David M. Bethea and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Bethea examines the distinctly Russian view of the "end" of history in five major works of modern Russian fiction. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Summary Book Review Reading the Gospels in the Dark by Richard Walsh:
Download or read book Reading the Gospels in the Dark written by Richard Walsh and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2003-10-01 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Films with Jesus or Jesus-like characters have been part of movies since the earliest days, and Walsh explores just what kind of impact they have had on their audiences.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Fiction and Christianity by Andrew Tate:
Download or read book Contemporary Fiction and Christianity written by Andrew Tate and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a detailed exploration of the spiritual and religious contexts and subtexts of contemporary fiction.
Summary Book Review Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction by Daphne Patai:
Download or read book Myth and Ideology in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction written by Daphne Patai and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzing the thematic and formal characteristics of six contemporary Brazilian novels, this study explores the use of myth and its ideological implications. The writers examined are Maria Alice Barroso, Clarice Lispector, Jorge Amado, Carlos Heitor Cony, Adonias Filho, and Autran Dourado.
Summary Book Review Unbelief in Interwar Literary Culture by Suzanne Hobson:
Download or read book Unbelief in Interwar Literary Culture written by Suzanne Hobson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores connections between literary figures and organized secularist movements and groups in the interwar period, with a focus on the works of Vernon Lee, H.G. Wells, George Moore, D.H. Lawrence, and Mary Borden, among others.
Summary Book Review The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860-1920 by Jennifer Stevens:
Download or read book The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860-1920 written by Jennifer Stevens and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform (www. oapen. org). Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and in the popular imagination. Present day writers of New Testament fiction and drama are usually considered as part of a tradition formed by mid-to-late-twentieth-century authors such as Robert Graves, Nikos Kazantzakis and Anthony Burgess. This book looks back further to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, when the templates of the majority of today's Gospel fictions and dramas were set down. In doing so, it examines the extent to which significant works of biblical scholarship both influenced and inspired literary works. Focusing on writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Moore and Marie Corelli, this timely new addition to the English Association Monographs series will be essential reading for scholars working at the intersection of literature and theology.
Summary Book Review Jesus in the Victorian Novel by Jessica Ann Hughes:
Download or read book Jesus in the Victorian Novel written by Jessica Ann Hughes and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tells the story of how nineteenth-century writers turned to the realist novel in order to reimagine Jesus during a century where traditional religious faith appeared increasingly untenable. Re-workings of the canonical Gospels and other projects to demythologize the story of Jesus are frequently treated as projects aiming to secularize and even discredit traditional Christian faith. The novels of Charles Kingsley, George Eliot, Eliza Lynn Linton, and Mary Augusta Ward, however, demonstrate that the work of bringing the Christian tradition of prophet, priest, and king into conversation with a rapidly changing world can at times be a form of authentic faith-even a faith that remains rooted in the Bible and historic Christianity, while simultaneously creating a space that allows traditional understandings of Jesus' identity to evolve.
Summary Book Review Religion in Film by John R. May:
Download or read book Religion in Film written by John R. May and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction by Daniel O'Gorman:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction written by Daniel O'Gorman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.
Summary Book Review Jesus, the Gospels, and Cinematic Imagination by Richard Walsh:
Download or read book Jesus, the Gospels, and Cinematic Imagination written by Richard Walsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-08-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesus films arose with cinema itself. Richard Walsh and Jeffrey L. Staley introduce students to these films with a general overview of the Jesus film tradition and with specific analyses of 22 of its most influential exemplars, stretching from La vie du Christ (1906) to Mary Magdalene (2018). The introduction to each film includes discussion of plot, characters, visuals, appeal to authority, and cultural location as well as consideration of the director's (and/or other filmmakers') achievements and style. Several film chapters end with reflections on problematic issues bedeviling the tradition, such as cultural imperialism and patriarchy. To assist teachers and researchers, each chapter includes a listing of DVD chapters and the approximate “time” (for both DVDs and streaming platforms) at which key film moments occur. The book also includes a Gospels Harmony cataloging the time at which key gospel incidents appear in these films. Extensive endnotes point readers to other important work on the tradition and specific films. While the authors strive to set the Jesus film tradition within cinema and its interpretation, the DVD/streaming listing and the Gospels Harmony facilitate the comparison of these films to gospel interpretation and the Jesus tradition.
Summary Book Review T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film by Richard Walsh:
Download or read book T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film written by Richard Walsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film introduces postgraduate readers to the critical field of Jesus and/on film. The bulk of biblical films feature Jesus, as protagonist, in cameo, or as a looming background presence or pattern. The handbook assesses the field in light of the work of important biblical film critics including chapters from the leading voices in the field and showcasing the diversity of work done by scholars in the field. Movies discussed include The Passion of the Christ, The King of Kings, Jesus of Nazareth, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Son of Man, and Mary Magdalene. The chapters range across two broad areas: 1) Jesus films, understood broadly as filmed passion plays, other relocations of Jesus, historical Jesus treatments, and Jesus adjacent cinema (privileging invented characters or “minor” gospel characters); and 2) other cinematic Jesuses, including followers who imitate Jesus devotionally or aesthetically, (Christian) Christ figures, antichrists, yet other messiahs, and competing Jesuses in a pluralist world. As one leaves the confines of Christian theology, the question of what a film or interpreter is doing with Jesus or Christ becomes something to be determined, not necessarily something traditional.
Summary Book Review Jesus Incognito by Martien E. Brinkman:
Download or read book Jesus Incognito written by Martien E. Brinkman and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2013 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book Martien Brinkman explores the Jesus incognito as found in Western film, literature, and the visual arts since 1960. His interest here is focused primarily on indirect references to the Jesus figure. To his surprise, he found an abundance of allusions to Jesus in key figures in modern art. This confirmed his view that film, literature, and the visual arts make a substantial contribution, even in secular Western culture, to continuing reflection on Jesus’ significance. Brinkman finds important characteristics of a hidden Christ in films by Gabriel Axel, Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Lars von Trier, novels by Peter De Vries, J.M. Coetzee, and Arnon Grunberg, poems by Les Murray and Czeslaw Milosz, and paintings by Andy Warhol, Harald Duwe, and Frans Franciscus. He defines a hidden Christ as a fictional human individual who can be seen as a new embodiment of the meaning that can be attributed in the present to the biblical figure of Jesus. The hidden Christ is therefore a contemporized Jesus figure. This book will be of interest for everyone who shares Brinkman’s quest for this Jesus incognito.