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Biblical Reception, 4: A New Hollywood Moses

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Preface Acknowledgements 1. `Hmmm ... But Loved the Plagues': On Engaging with Ridley Scott's Epic and its Audiences - David Tollerton, University of Exeter, UK. 2. Depicting the Divine: The Ambiguity of Exodus 3 in Exodus: Gods and Kings Matthew A. Collins - University of Chester, UK. 3. Exodus: Male Gods and Kings - J. Cheryl Exum, University of Sheffield, UK. 4. Interpreting the Entrails: Religion and Violence in Exodus: Gods and Kings Jon Morgan - University of Chester, UK. 5. `See this Great Sight': Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and the Evolution of Biblical Spectacle in the Cinema -- David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 6. Once Upon an Apocalypse: Exodus, Disaster, and a Long, Long Time Ago? Michelle Fletcher - University of Kent, UK. 7. Picturing the Plagues and Parting the Waves: The Biblical Effect in Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Samuel Tongue, University of Glasgow, UK. 8. The Birth of a Nation: Civil Religion and Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings Catherine Wheatley - King's College London, UK. 9. Exodus: Gods and Kings and the Secular-Religious Transgression of Sacred Boundaries -- David Tollerton, University of Exeter, UK.

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The fourth edition of Biblical Reception, an annual publication dedidated to the reception of the bible in history and culture.

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Guest editor: David Tollerton is Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Contemporary Biblical Cultures at the University of Exeter, UK. Biblical Reception Editors: David J.A. Clines is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. J. Cheryl Exum is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK.


The return of the `Bible epic' to our screens ... coincides with recent scholarly interest in the Bible in Film ... and this absorbing volume by a group of UK- and Ireland-based scholars addresses some of the issues raised by the phenomenon. * Journal for the Study of the Old Testament * A very readable and even collection of essays that well-demonstrate the present quality of conversation in the bible and film, with suggestions of where to further that conversation in a profitable dialog with other fields in the humanities. * Reading Religion *

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