By David Matzko McCarthy,Kurt E. Blaugher
Saving the area and therapeutic the Soul
treats the heroic and redemptive trials of Jason Bourne, Bruce Wayne, Bella Swan, and Katniss Everdeen. The Bourne movies, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the Twilight saga, and the starvation video games sequence provide us tales to reside into, to make connection among our own loves and trials and an excellent order of the world.
"This e-book is going a lot deeper than studying The Jason Bourne videos, Christopher Nolan's Batman series, Twilight, and the flicks in accordance with the Hunger video games books. McCarthy and Blaugher reveal how our expectancies approximately courage, heroism, and salvation are made up our minds by way of those films. More importantly, they give readers purposes to carry onto rules of wish, justice, and love in our overly complicated global. this is often required studying for college kids of cultural studies, movie stories, gender reviews, philosophy, psychology, religious reports, and theology."
--Jacob L. Goodson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Southwestern College
"This attractive quantity issues to the ability of news and the hero's trip in those volatile and unsure occasions. even though no longer continuously favorites between critics, the flicks profiled herein have stuck the public's mind's eye by way of serving as home windows into simple questions of our humanity and supplying touchstones for a society trying to find order and which means. via consciousness to romance, love, redemption, and the hero's quest to navigate the forces of fine and evil, Saving the realm and therapeutic the Soul makes a compelling case for the motion blockbuster as a non secular narrative for the twenty-first century."
--Ann W. Duncan, affiliate Professor of faith, Goucher collage; coeditor of The Universe Is detached: Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men
"Compelling, available, provocative, and constantly entertaining, Saving the realm and therapeutic the Soul shows us how goodness and fact and humanity are continually as shut as a theater (or pill monitor) close to you. of their super-engaging remedy of movies like The starvation Games and The darkish Knight Rises, the authors serve us by way of either facing movies humans really watch, and supporting us understand how to monitor them, a deal with even higher than buttered popcorn."
--Jonathan Tran, Baylor collage; writer of The Vietnam battle and Theologies of Memory
David McCarthy has over two decades of expertise educating theology and ethics. extra to the purpose, he has been educating a path on theology and picture because 2008. For the final 4 years, he has been constructing the path by means of drawing on Kurt's services. David contributed a bankruptcy to the Cascade booklet on theology and The Wire, and he's at present writing for Cascade's drawing close assortment on Mad Men.
Kurt Blaugher has been educating theater in a liberal arts curriculum for thirty years. He has engaged with theologians and theological research for almost as decades through instructing inside Mount St. Mary's robust, interdisciplinary center curriculum. lately, he has written on ways in which dramatic narrative and theatrical functionality form ethical views: "Stirring Hearts and Minds," in Where Justice and Mercy Meet (2013).