This illuminating book helps Christians think biblically andcritically about the art and culture of film, moving beyond simplemoral judgments to an understanding of deeper worldviews andphilosophical meaning.
Hollywood produces, packages, and sells hundreds of movies everyyear. Many of these movies propagate a distorted sense of moralityand ethics. Under the surface of immoral behavior and unlawfulness, however, there can be deeper problems in Hollywood's messages. Whatare these stories telling the viewer about life, relationships, andGod? What worldviews and ideas do they espouse? If Christians areto tread carefully at the theater complex, they need resources tohelp them.
This book is just such a resource. By exploring the relationshipbetween Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis ofpopular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers forcareful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply listcriteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians todevelop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not onlyfilm, but all aspects of culture.