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God in the Movies
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Foreword by Ralph Winter
Introduction: Film and Faith--Welcome to a Maturing Conversation
Robert K. Johnston and Catherine M. Barsotti
The '80s: A Decade of Changes
Barry Taylor
1. Amadeus (d. Forman, 1984, US)
Kutter Callaway
2. Babette's Feast (d. Axel, 1987, Denmark)
Lauralee Farrer
3. Chariots of Fire (d. Hudson, 1981, US/UK)
Joseph C. Gallagher
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (d. Allen, 1989, US)
Eugene Suen
5. Do the Right Thing (d. Lee, 1989, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
6. The Elephant Man (d. Lynch, 1980, US/UK)
Joseph C. Gallagher
7. Field of Dreams (d. Robinson, 1989, US)
Robert K. Johnston
8. The Mission (d. Joffe, 1986, UK/France)
Kutter Callaway
9. Places in the Heart (d. Benton, 1984, US)
Elijah Davidson
10. Wings of Desire (d. Wenders, 1987, Germany)
Craig Detweiler
The '90s: A Bridge Decade
Barry Taylor
11. American Beauty (d. Mendes, 1999, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
12. Breaking the Waves (d. von Trier, 1996, Denmark/Sweden/France/Netherlands/Norway)
Lauralee Farrer
13. Dead Man Walking (d. Robbins, 1995, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
14. Groundhog Day (d. Ramis, 1993, US)
Elijah Davidson
15. To Live (d. Zhang, 1994, China)
Eugene Suen
16. Magnolia (d. Anderson, 1999, US)
Robert K. Johnston
17. The Piano (d. Campion, 1993, New Zealand/Australia/France)
Lauralee Farrer
18. The Shawshank Redemption (d. Darabont, 1994, US)
Robert K. Johnston
19. Three Colors: Blue (d. Kieslowski, 1993, France/Poland)
Lauralee Farrer
20. Unforgiven (d. Eastwood, 1992, US)
Elijah Davidson
The '00s: A Decade of the Unexpected
Barry Taylor
21. Children of Men (d. Cuaron, 2006, UK/US/Japan)
Mathew P. John
22. Lars and the Real Girl (d. Gillespie, 2007, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti
23. Munyurangabo (d. Chung, 2008, Rwanda/US)
Robert K. Johnston
24. Secret Sunshine (d. Lee, 2007, South Korea)
Eugene Suen
25. A Serious Man (d. Coen and Coen, 2009, US)
Elijah Davidson
26. The Son (d. Dardenne and Dardenne, 2002, Belgium/France)
Eugene Suen
27. There Will Be Blood (d. Anderson, 2007, US)
Lauralee Farrer
28. Up (d. Docter and Peterson, 2009, US)
Joseph C. Gallagher
29. WALL* E (d. Stanton, 2008, US)
Elijah Davidson
30. Water (d. Mehta, 2005, Canada/India)
Mathew P. John
The '10s: A Decade for Spirituality
Barry Taylor
31. The Adjustment Bureau (d. Nolfi, 2011, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti and Mathew P. John
32. Calvary (d. McDonagh, 2014, Ireland/UK)
Catherine M. Barsotti
33. Get Low (d. Schneider, 2010, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti
34. Life of Pi (d. Lee, 2012, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
35. Noah (d. Aronofsky, 2014, US)
Kutter Callaway
36. Of Gods and Men (d. Beauvois, 2010, France)
Catherine M. Barsotti
37. The Tree of Life (d. Malick, 2011, US)
Robert K. Johnston
38. True Grit (d. Coen and Coen, 2010, US)
Kutter Callaway
39. 12 Years a Slave (d. McQueen, 2013, US/UK)
Elijah Davidson
40. Zero Dark Thirty (d. Bigelow, 2012, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
Appendix 1: Movies Listed by Biblical Text
Appendix 2: Movies Listed by Theological Topic

About the Author

Catherine M. Barsotti (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is affiliate assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and a professor at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET), a Latino ministry training center in Compton, California. She wrote regular movie reviews for seventeen years for The Covenant Companion and Faith@Work.

Robert K. Johnston
(PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and codirector of Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including Reel Spirituality and God's Wider Presence.

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