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Published: 24 December 2007

384 Pages | 50 halftones

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195306576

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Catholics in the Movies

Edited by Colleen McDannell

The common admission that "everything I know about religion I learned from the movies" is true for believers as much as for unbelievers. And at the movies, Catholicism is the American religion. As an intensely visual faith with a well-defined ritual and authority structure, Catholicism lends itself to the drama and pageantry of film. Beginning with the silent era of film and ending with movies today, eleven prominent scholars explore how Catholic characters, spaces, and rituals are represented in cinema.