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Film I: Christian Contexts
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1. Ever since the appearance of the new medium of film, film and religion have stood in a fertile tension. The relationship has held from the earliest silent films with biblical motifs, to the great Hollywood classics and the ‘religious’ films from the great directors of secular France, to the transferal of the subject to the new myths of …

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Reichert, Andreas, “Film I: Christian Contexts”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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