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Published: 01 August 2019

256 Pages | 18

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474425735

Bookseller Code (06)

Screening Divinity

Lisa Maurice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Screening Antiquity

  • Investigates a single issue over a range of genres in cinema and television from fantasy movies to biopics to Bible stories
  • Considers the gods of Greek and Roman mythology alongside the biblical god of the Judeo-Christian tradition
  • Draws on recent trends in scholarship in both classical reception and film and theology to provide an interdisciplinary study and synthesis between two rarely connected fields
  • Examines the portrayal of deity on screen in films such as Le Tonnerre de Jupiter (1903), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Troy, Fall of a City (2018)