Title

Hagiography

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Jon Boorstin proposes three purposes for film production – voyeuristic, vicarious, and visceral (Boorstin). Scrutinized in light of Boorstin’s proposal, hagiographical films are most likely to have three purposes imbedded in three generic types: investigation, verification, and veneration. In most cases, hagiographical films make biblical references, either textually or visually, in order to maximize each type’s purpose.

Comments

Originally published in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Encyclopedia Series Vol. X (Berlin; New York: Walter De Gruyter Inc., 2015), 1178-1179

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