Jesus in Film | Online Links
Welcome to the "Jesus: Real to Reel" web site. This site has been set up to collect into one place resources for studying the historical Jesus through modern cinematic presentations of Jesus' life and teachings. However, it has also developed into repository for bibliography and web links on the intersection of religion/theology and film in general.
The web page originated as a resource for a graduate course called "Jesus: Real to Reel" at the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago, taught by Richard Ascough and Peter Gilmour. If you are interested in taking the course it is being offered at the Institute of Pastoral Studies in the Summer of 2003 (previous syllabus [Summer 2001]).
Both of the course instructors are available to do workshops on aspects of Jesus and film or religion/theology and film. Prof. Gilmour is located in the Chicago area. Prof. Ascough is located in south eastern Ontario. You can find out more about us by visiting our personal homepages:email@example.com.
Agel, Henri. 1985. Le Visage du Christ a l'ecran. Paris: Desclee.
Babington, Bruce and Peter William Evans. 1993. "The Lives of Christ: The Greatest Story Ever Screened." In Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema, 98-109. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Baugh, Lloyd. 1998. Imaging the Divine: Jesus and Christ Figures in Film. Communication, Culture, and Theology. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward.
Chattaway, Peter T. 1998. "Jesus in the Movies." Bible Review 14/1 (Feb., 1998) 28-35, 45-46.------. 2000. "Jesus at the Movies." Books and Culture 6/2 (March/April, 2000) 10-14.
Forshey, Gerald E. 1992. "The Jesus Cycle." In American Religious and Biblical Spectaculars, 83-121. Media and Society Series. Praeger Publications.
Goodacre, Mark. 2000. "The Synoptic Jesus and the Celluloid Christ: Solving the Synoptic Problem through Film." Journal for the Study of the New Testament.
Graham, D. 1997. "Images of Christ in Recent Film." In Images of Christ: Ancient and Modern, ed. S. Porter, M. Hayes, and D. Tombs. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Kinnard, Roy, and Tim Davis. 1992. Divine Images: A History of Jesus on the Screen. New York City: Citadel Press.
Malone, Peter. 1988. Movie Christs and Antichrists. New York: Crossroad.
------. 1997. "Jesus on Our Screens." In New Image of Religious Film, ed. John R. May, 57-71. Communication, Culture, and Theology Series. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward.
May, John R. 1991. "Art: Shaping Images of Christ." In Imaging Christ: Politics, Art, Spirituality, ed. F. Eigo, 73-103. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press.
Reinhartz, Adele. 2000. "Jesus of Hollywood." In The Historical Jesus Through Catholic and Jewish Eyes, ed. Leonard Greenspoon, 131-46. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International.
Stern, Richard C., Clayton Jefford, and Guerric DeBona. 1999. Savior on the Silver Screen. New York and Mahwah: Paulist.
Tatum, W. Barnes. 1997. Jesus at the Movies: A Guide to the First Hundred Years. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge.
Telford, William R. 1995. "The New Testament in Fiction and Film: A Biblical Scholars Perspective." In Words Remembered, Texts Renewed. Essays in Honour of J. F. A. Sawyer, ed. J. G. Davies, G. Harvey, and W. Watson, 360-94. JSOTSup 195. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
------. 1997. "Jesus Christ Movie Star: The Depiction of Jesus in the
Cinema." In Explorations in Theology and Film, ed. Clive Marsh and
Gaye Ortiz, 115-139. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Peter Aitken, "Another Hundred Years of Jesus Christ on Film."
Roy M. Anker, "Lights, Camera, Jesus: Hollywood Looks at Itself in the Mirror of the Messiah." ChristianityToday.com 5/12/00.
Mark Goodacre, "Do You Think You're What They Say You Are? Reflections on Jesus Christ Superstar." Journal of Religion and Film 3/2 (1999).
James Martin, "The Gospel According to Blockbuster"
Matthew McEver, "The Messianic Figure in Film: Christology Beyond the Biblical Epic." Journal of Religion and Film 2/2 (1998).
Adele Reinhartz, "Jesus in Film: Hollywood Perspectives on the Jewishness of Jesus." Journal of Religion and Film 2/2 (1998).
Adele Reinhartz, "Scripture on the Silver Screen." Journal of Religion and Film 3/1 (1999). Also published in The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Bulletin and Abstracts 1998/99 58 (1999) 19-31.
William Telford, "Images of Christ in the Cinema," lecture given at New College, University of Edinburgh, July 1997.
Celluloid Jesus: The Christ Film Web Pages: lots of links, especially reviews; maintained by Dr. Mark Goodacre.
Journal of Religion and Film: electronic journal
Internet Movie Database: source for data and reviews for all movies
Hollywood Jesus: movie reviews and more.
Aichele, George, ed. 2000. Culture, Entertainment, and the Bible. JSOTSup 309. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Aichele, George and Richard Walsh, eds. 2002. Screening Scripture: Intertextual Connections Between Scripture and Film. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International.
Babington, Bruce and Peter William Evans. 1993. Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Bach, Alice. 1999. "Watching Biblical Scholars Read Films." Currents in Research: Biblical Studies 7: 11-34.
Bach, Alice, ed. 1996. Semeia 74: Biblical Glamour and Hollywood Glitz.
Campbell, Richard H. and Michael R. Pitts. 1981. The Bible on Film: A Checklist, 1897-1980. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.
Forshey, Gerald E. 1992. American Religious and Biblical Spectaculars. Media and Society Series. Praeger Publications.
Fraser, Peter. 1998. Images of the Passion: The Sacramental Mode in Film. Westport, CN: Praeger.
Hulsether, Mark. 1999. "Sorting Out the Relationships Among Christian Values, US Popular Religion, and Hollywood Films." Religious Studies Review 25/1: 3-11.
Jasper, David. 1994. "Living in the Reel World: The Bible in Film." Modern Believing 35: 29-37.
Jewett, Robert. 1993. Saint Paul at the Movies: The Apostleís Dialogue with American Culture. Louisville: Westminster John Knox.
Jewett, Robert. 1998. St. Paul Returns to the Movies: Triumph Over Shame. Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans.
Kreitzer, Larry J. 1993. The New Testament in Fiction and Film: On Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow. Biblical Seminar 17. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Kreitzer, Larry J. 1994. The Old Testament in Fiction and Film: On Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow. Biblical Seminar 24. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Kreitzer, Larry J. 1999. Pauline Images in Fiction and Film: On Reversing the Hermeneutical Flow. The Biblical Seminar 61. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Kreitzer, Larry J. 2002. Gospel Images in Fiction and Film: OnReversing the Hermeneutical Flow. The Biblical Seminar 84. London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press and Continuum.
Malone, Peter, with Rose Pacatte. 2001. Lights, Camera . . . Faith! A Move Lover's Guide to Scripture. A Movie Lectionary - Cycle A. Boston: Pauline Books and Media.
Scott, Bernard B. 1994. Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories. Minneapolis: Fortress.
Soukup, Paul A.. and Robert Hodgson, eds. 1997. From One Medium to Another: Communicating the Bible Through Multimedia. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward.
Telford, W. R. 1995. "The New Testament in Fiction and Film: A Biblical
Scholarís Perspective." In Words Remembered, Texts Renewed. Essays in
Honour of J. F. A. Sawyer, ed. J. G. Davies, G. Harvey, and W. Watson,
360-94. JSOTSup 195. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
Blake, Richard A. 2000. AfterImage: The Indelible Catholic Imagination of Six American Filmmakers. Chicago: Loyola Press.
Butler, Ivan. 1969. Religion in the Cinema. New York: A.S. Barnes.
Ferlita, Ernest and John R. May. 1976. Film Odyssey: The Art of Film as Search for Meaning.
Fields, Doug and Eddie James. 1999. Videos That Teach. Youth Specialties. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
French, Peter A. 1997. Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
Hasenberg, Peter. 1997. "The 'Religous' in Film: From King of Kings to The Fisher King." In New Image of Religious Film, ed. John R. May, 41-56. Communication, Culture, and Theology Series. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward.
Hurley, Neil P. 1970. Toward a Film Humanism: Original Theology Through Film.
Johnston, Robert K. 2000. Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue. Grand Rapids: Baker.
Marsh, Clive and Faye Ortiz, eds. 1997. Explorations in Theology and Film. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Martin, Joel W. and Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr., eds. 1995. Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Martin, Thomas M. 1991. Images and the Imageless: A Study in Religious Consciousness and Film. 2nd edition. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.
May, John R. 2001. Nourishing Faith Through Fiction: Reflections on the Apostles' Creed in Literature and Film. Communication, Culture and Theology Series. Franklin, WI: Sheed and Ward.
May, John R. and Michael Bird. 1982. Religion in Film. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
May, John R., ed. 1992. Image and Likeness: Religious Visions in American Film Classics. Isaac Hecker Studies in Religion and American Culture. New York and Mahwah: Paulist.
May, John R., ed. 1997. New Image of Religious Film. Communication, Culture, and Theology Series. Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward.
Miles, Margaret R. 1996. Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies. Boston: Beacon.
Plate, S. Brent and David Jasper, eds. 1999. Imag(in)ing Otherness: Filmic Visions of Living Together. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stone, Bryan P. 2000. Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema. St. Louis: Chalice Press.
Vaux, Sara Anson. 1999. Finding Meaning at the Movies. Nashville: Abingdon.
Black, Gregory. 1994. Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Carnes, Mark C. 1995. Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies. Henry Holt.
Cook, Michael L. 1997. Christology as Narrative Quest. Collegeville: Liturgical Press.
Czitrom, Daniel. 1982. Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Hodgson, Robert, and Paul A. Soukup, eds. 1997. From One Medium to Another: Communicating the Bible Through Multimedia. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward.
Lipsitz, George. 1988. "This Ainít No Sideshow: Historians and Media Studies." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 5: 147-71.
Skinner, James M. 1993. The Cross and the Cinema: The Legion of Decency and the National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures, 1933-1970. Westport, CN: Praeger Publications.
Toplin, Robert Brent. 1996. History by Hollywood: The Use and Abuse of the American Past. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Walsh, Frank. 1996. Sin and Censorship: The Catholic Church and the Motion Picture Industry. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Warren, Michael. 1997. Seeing Through the Media: A Religious View of Communications and Cultural Analysis. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International.
Boggs, J. M. 1996. The Art of Watching Films. 4th edition. Mountain View: Mayfield.
Bordwell, David and Kristin Thompson (contributor). 1996. Film Art: An Introduction. New York: McGraw Hill.
Corrigan, Timothy. 1994. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. 2nd edition. New York: HarperCollins.
Kolker, Robert Phillip. 1998. Film, Form, and Culture. New York: McGraw Hill.