Special Issue "Religion, Film, Methodology"


A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Christopher Hartney
Department of Studies in Religion, The University of Sydney, Room N412, A20-John Woolley, NSW 2006, Australia
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/religion/staff/chris_hartney.shtml
E-Mail: christopher.hartney@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 2367
Interests: new religious movements (especially Asia); art and religion; the screen (television, film) and religion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our ever-deepening experiences with film and the affect of cinema in the digital age are changing the scope of how we read film religiously. This increasingly powerful engagement between representation and religion is the inspiration behind this special edition of Religions. This volume seeks papers from academics excited about film’s potential for expanding our understanding of the religious, and similarly the ability of methodologies utilised in religious studies to provide new insight into the cinematic experience. Articles that consider the interface of religion and film from any well-considered methodological perspective will be welcomed. This includes, but it not limited to, how we deploy trans-national schemas, paradigms of visual and material culture, grace and the moment (via Badiou), pedagogical approaches, new Marxist comprehensions, cinaesthetics, psycho-history, performance analysis, transcendental and cultural studies, and so on. We plan to make this an outstanding volume on the latest thinking on approaches to how religion and cinema interrelate.

Dr. Christopher Hartney
Guest Editor


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  • religion
  • film
  • cinema
  • methodology
  • affect
  • digital
  • materialism

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Religions 2014, 5(2), 502-521; doi:10.3390/rel5020502
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 18 May 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 19 June 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(1), 199-218; doi:10.3390/rel5010199
Received: 3 December 2013; in revised form: 30 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(1), 219-267; doi:10.3390/rel5010219
Received: 18 December 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
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Last update: 11 April 2013

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