• Christ-Figures There on our Screens

How do we find Christ in films that are not directly about Jesus of Nazareth? This has been one of the recurring challenges to Peter Malone who has spent more than fifty years as a reviewer of films with a constant interest in uncovering themes, characters and plots that reveal Christ-like figures and images.

Christ-figures – there on our screens is a fascinating insight into more than thirty films that the author explores for their – generally hidden – portrayals of characteristics that reflect the life and teaching of Jesus in the Gospels.

The book is offered to help us reflect on the films and to discuss them in formal or informal groups. It will also be a rich resource for Religious Education when film becomes a way of helping students appreciate how the Gospel messages are interpreted, portrayed and lived.

Peter Malone is a Missionary of the Sacred Heart who has taught Old Testament Studies and Theology at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne and conducted Spirituality seminars at the Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation.  He has written Jesus...According to the Scriptures and Hearts Burning Within Us for Lectio Divina. He headed SIGNIS, The World Catholic Association for Communication and has written several books on cinema, theology and spirituality including Screen Jesus and Screen Priests.  

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Author Peter Malone
Pages 118
Publication Date 10 May 2022
Imprint Coventry Press
ISBN 9781922589200

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Christ-Figures There on our Screens

  • Authors Peter Malone
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