CONTENTS

Spring 2004

EDITORIAL

The Passion of Cinema
Carey Monserrate

ARTICLES

“I Didn’t See Any Anti-Semitism”: Why Many Christians
Don’t Have a Problem with
The Passion of the Christ

Mary C. Boys

Mel Gibson’s Alter Ego: A Male Passion for Violence
Björn Krondorfer

Hospitable Vision: Some Notes on the Ethics of Seeing Film
Margaret R. Miles and S. Brent Plate


If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen Through Your Eyes: Destabilized Spectatorship and Creation’s Chaos in Blade Runner
Jenna Tiitsman

Himala: The Temptress, the Virgin, and the Elusive Miracle
Antonio D. Sison

Tarantino’s Incarnational Theology:
Reservoir Dogs, Crucifixions, and Spectacular Violence
Kent L. Brintnall  

Filmmaking As Spiritual Practice and Ministry
Macky Alston

Trembling Playground: Two Young Directors Discuss Film, Faith, and the Challenges of Documenting Religion
Sandi Simcha DuBowski and Lucy Walker

Hiroshima, Mon Amour: A New Film Coincides with the Rebirth of the Nuclear Age
Carey Monserrate 

Black Rain: Reflections on Hiroshima and Nuclear War in Japanese Film
Robert Feleppa

Terrorism: A Problem for Ethics or Pastoral Theology?
G. Clarke Chapman, Jr.

 

POETRY

Five Poems
Yakov Azriel

Methodology  
Christopher Anderson
 
Before You Were Seen and Since You Came
K.V. Wilt

 

BOOKS

Robert Bresson: A Spiritual Style in Film by Joseph Cunneen
  Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels

Notes on Contributors

On the Cover: Declassified USAF footage of an atmospheric nuclear test, as seen in the recently released Original Child Bomb (Dir. Carey Schonegevel, 2004, 57 minutes), reviewed on page 96 of this issue.

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Source: Cross Currents, Spring 2004, Vol. 54,  No 1.