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Film as Religion by J.C. Lyden

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Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunication Research Trends
Journal publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008


A lot has been said about the influence of Hollywood ideologies, spectatorship and the psychology of films. But cinema remains such a significant aspect of modern culture that we are constantly looking for new ways to explain the fascination of this medium. John Lyden’s book adds a new perspective to the discussion by evaluating the problem from a theological point of view. He states that from social scientists to religious scholars people begin “to realize that we cannot understand or interpret our society except in its relation to these unavoidable additions to it”, which are cinema and TV. (p. 1)

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