Sunday, July 01, 2012

A Doctor Who Goes to Movies and Writes

Peter E. Dans, M.D.

His latest book is Christians in the Movies: a Century of Saints and Sinners.

Christians in the Movies[: Boil the Water and Just Say Ah] traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 to the present. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from 1970 on, Christians have often been treated with hostility and often outright ridicule. This book explores this shift through in-depth reviews and commentaries on 100 important films, as well as briefer discussions of about 75 additional Christian-themed films.

-from the publisher's review.

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