Sherwood Pictures is the filmmaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and the leading producer of church-based, independent Christian films. This book situates their work in the history of religion and film in America and shows how they bring to fruition early 20th century Protestant expectations for the use of film in the life of the church and their hopes for a vibrant Christian film industry. Also covered are the handful of churches, inspired by Sherwood, that have taken up their own cameras to create a growing church film movement. This book offers another examination of the relationship between conservative evangelical Protestant Christianity and the wider popular culture. - Publisher.
Cinema as pulpit
Sherwood Pictures and the church film movement
J. Ryan Parker ; foreword by Terry Lindvall
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Written in English.
About the Book
"This book situates Sherwood Pictures' work in the history of religion and film in America and shows how they bring to fruition early 20th century Protestant expectations for the use of film in the life of the church. This book offers another examination of the relationship between conservative evangelical Protestant Christianity and the wider popular culture"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
|Foreword / Terry Lindvall|
|A very brief history of film and American Christianity|
|A passionate phenomenon|
|Low budget? How about no budget? Sherwood Baptist Church, ministers of movies, and Flywheel|
|Facing the Giants, facing an industry|
|Fireproof : a foolproof plan|
|A Courageous future|
|How did we get here?|
|A new church film movement|
|Critiquing the films and their critics|
|Appendix : Internet resources|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
|PN1999.S47 P38 2012|
The Physical Object
|viii, 211 p.|
|25 x x centimeters|
LC Control Number