CT9424M (Supervised Reading Unit) – Postgraduate
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Critically engage with film as a dynamic tool for theological reflection and social commentary.
- Articulate how films may offer expression to their understanding of their Christology
- Identify the social, cultural and theological sources that inform cinematic expressions of Christ.
- Critique the biblical, theological and cultural motifs that inform their interpretations of the images of Christ presented in film.
- Critical review (1,000 words) (20%)
- Report (1,500 words) (30%)
- Essay (2,500 words) (50%)
- Supervised Reading Unit
Set texts recommended for purchase are highlighted in blue
- Mitchell, Jolyon, and S. Brent Plate, eds. The Religion and Film Reader. New York: Routledge, 2007.
- Lyden, John C. Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
- Anker, Roy. Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
- Ferrell, William K. Literature and Film as Modern Mythology. Westport: Praeger, 2000.
- Fraser, Peter. Images of the Passion: The Sacramental Mode in Film. Trowbridge: Flicks Books, 1998.
- Stone, Bryan P., Faith and Film. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000.
- Tatum, W. Barnes. Jesus at the Movies: A Guide to the First Hundred Years. California: Poleridge Press, 1997.
- Brinkman, Martien E. Jesus Incognito: The Hidden Christ in Western Art Since 1960. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
- Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Christology: A Global Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.