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Title
  • Luminous : the spiritual life on film / Mike King ; foreword by Linus Roache.
Author
King, Mike, 1953-
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]

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Additional Authors
Roache, Linus, 1964-
Description
272 pages; 26 cm
Summary
"This book explores different aspects of the spiritual life as projected in nearly 300 movies, of which 60 are essential viewing. A dozen themes have been identified in which to group them. Two types of film were excluded: escapist fantasy and the religious costume drama. The final selection are films of highly serious intent"--
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Spiritual aesthetics, nature and the romantic -- The esoteric, the new age and neoplatonism -- Dying, suicide and bereavement -- Ghosts, angels and the afterlife -- Reincarnation and resurrection -- Spiritual chaos and rubber reality -- Wisdom, teachers and disciples -- Priests, monks, nuns and spiritual community -- Spiritual practice, discipline and the martial arts -- Violence, compassion, forgiveness and atonement -- East vs. West -- Secular vs. spiritual -- Conclusions: a luminous cinema of the spirit.
ISBN
  • 9780786476428 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • 0786476427 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • 9781476613239 (ebook) (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
^^2013048036
OCLC
849204856
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library