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Screening the Afterlife


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Introduction. Acknowledgements 1. Mapping the Afterlife in Theology, Eschatology and Film 2. Resurrection or Immortality?: The Body and the Soul in Theology and Film 3. Near-Death Experiences and Mind-Dependent Worlds in Theology and Film 4. Towards a Cinematic Realized Eschatology: The Afterlife as Now 5. Heaven and the New Jerusalem as a Place on Earth: Case Studies of Working Girl and The Shawshank Redemption 6. Punishment or Rehabilitation?: Competing Perspectives on Hell in Theology and Film 7. Conclusion: Using Film to Revisit Eschatology. Bibliography. Index

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Christopher Deacy is Senior Lecturer in Applied Theology at the University of Kent, UK. His books include Screen Christologies (2001), Faith in Film (2005) and Theology and Film (2008).


"Chris Deacy is a theologian who knows how to look at film. This is among the best books yet published that evidences a robust two-wayadialogueabetween serious theology and Hollywood films. I will use Screening the Afterlife as I reflect on how best to teach eschatology." - Robert K. Johnston, author of Useless Beauty and Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

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