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Insights from filmmaking for analyzing Biblical narrative [electronic resource] / Gary Yamasaki.

Yamasaki, Gary, (author.). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film criticism.

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  • ISBN: 9781506401171
  • ISBN: 1506401171
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (x, 160 pages))
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2016

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General Note: Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-158) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. The intersection of Bible and film : an introduction -- 2. A cinematic-story paradigm for analyzing biblical narrative -- 3. Abraham's near sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19) -- 4. The feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:13-21) -- 5. Conclusion.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary: 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 analyzing 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.
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