Film, Prophecy and Culture

TRT2876HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Humans are story-telling animals. We find our identity, our memory, our vision and our meaning through the narratives of our lives. While the church has been a foundational story telling institution in our lives, it has clearly been eclipsed in the last half century by various forms of mass media, and most notably through cinema. In this course we will use the Toronto International Film Festival as our classroom. Engaging in a two way dialogue between film and Christian theology, students will develop a biblically theological understanding of contemporary film. We will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that contemporary cinema can make to Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Various times during the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2011; irregular meetings for the rest of the term according to class availability.
Instructors: Brian Walsh
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Additional Notes: Location:  Christian Reform Church Campus Ministry Office - Wycliffe College

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