The Religious Film Christianity and the Hagiopic (New Approaches to Film Genre) Essay

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THE RELIGIOUS FILM The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic Pamela Grace © 2009 Pamela Grace ISBN: 978-1-405-16025-4 SERIES: NEW APPROACHES TO FILM GENRE Series editor: Barry Keith Grant New Approaches to Film Genre provides students and teachers with original, insightful, and entertaining overviews of major film genres. Each book in the series gives an historical appreciation of its topic, from its origins to the present day, and identifies and discusses the important films, directors, trends, and cycles. Authors articulate their own critical perspective, placing the genre’s development in relevant social, historical, and cultural contexts. For students, scholars, and film buffs alike, these represent the most concise and illuminating texts on the study of film genre. 1 2 3 4 From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western, Patrick McGee The Horror Film, Rick Worland The Hollywood Historical Film, Robert Burgoyne The Religious Film, Pamela Grace Forthcoming: 5 Film Noir, William Luhr 6 The War Film, Robert T. Eberwein 7 The Fantasy Film, Katherine A. Fowkes THE RELIGIOUS FILM Christianity and the Hagiopic Pamela Grace A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication This edition first published 2009 © 2009 Pamela Grace Blackwell Publishing was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in February 2007. Blackwell’s publishing program has been merged with Wiley’s global Scientific, Technical, and Medical business to form Wiley-Blackwell. Registered Office John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom Editorial Offices 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5020, USA 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, UK For details of our global editorial offices, for customer services, and for information about how to apply for permission to reuse the

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