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A mixed-method analysis of online community perception of epic biblical movies
Gregory P. Perreault and Thomas S. Mueller

academic scholarship in that they represent a shift from traditional religion to digital religion (Campbell 2004 ). These online religious communities ‘challenge traditional conceptions and understandings of community’ (Campbell 2004 : 82) in that the individuals within the community represent the potential for a new paradigm of religious behaviour. Writing in the late nineteenth century, Tönnies ( 2002 ) describes a paradigmatic shift, which he argues resulted in part from the development of early mass media. This paradigmatic shift took society from being community

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
Ian Scott

. ‘Somehow this has become routine. The reporting has become routine. My response here, from this podium, has become routine’, Obama said in October 2015, after a shooting at an Oregon community college cost the lives of eight students and a professor, the deadliest such attack in that state's history. 3 Many of these events were triggered – at least in the eyes of the perpetrators – by hostility towards race and/or religion, those twin pillars of America's historic shibboleth. Despite the contemporary concerns of the ‘war on terror’ era that sympathies were being

in The films of Costa-Gavras
Gender, nostalgia, and the making of historical heroines
Aeleah Soine

religion. Yet, there are also hints of doubt sewn into the narrative. Despite Behring’s earlier hubris, he admits to his (all-male) medical students that the experimental appendectomy procedure has not been done successfully more than a few times. Even after the surgery is complete, he warns that the patient still has only a 20 per cent chance of survival. Meanwhile, other distinguished physicians at the hospital struggle to make

in Diagnosing history
Exploring tensions between the secular and the sacred in Noah, the ‘least biblical biblical movie ever’
Becky Bartlett

the world they live in, such a subject could not possibly be depicted in a film’ (xix). For Noah ’s detractors, arguably the point of contention was not that the subject could not be depicted, but that it should not be depicted in a film in this way . As this chapter will demonstrate, Noah ’s most vocal opponents are politically motivated. Their protestations represent opposition and reaction to the threat of increasing secularisation in Western society, and the diminishing power and authority of religion. The controversy surrounding Noah , therefore, is

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
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Beckett’s Film
Philipp Schweighauser

duties in the juridicopolitical realm. In the Middle Ages, the semantic range of the term was expanded to cover some clergymen's as well as church property's exemption from secular law. Immunitas , then, first functioned not as a medical term but as a concept in the social realms of politics, religion, and the law. 4 Zooming in on the relation between communitas and immunitas , Esposito notes that, on the face of it, they refer to diametrically opposed movements within social

in Beckett and media
Science, faith, the law, and the contested body and mind in The Frankenstein Chronicles and The Alienist
Wright Andrea

the Anatomy Act of 1832 in Britain and Theodore Roosevelt’s term as President of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners [1895–1897] in the United States), and the position of religion. Consequently, the body and mind are contested by powerful influences in changing times. The Frankenstein Chronicles was described in The Telegraph by Michael Hogan as ‘rather like a Frankenstein’s monster itself

in Diagnosing history
Simplicity and complexity in Father Ted
Karen Quigley

representation. Whilst I will invoke a wide selection of reference points ranging across all three seasons, the chapter will focus in detail on a sequence from one of Father Ted 's most popular episodes, which represents many of the series’ principal achievements in relation to comedy, religion and contemporary references. The simple set-up of Father Ted as a sitcom follows well-established rules and conventions, which usually involve binaries of problem/solution, trial/error and status quo/extraordinary. Each episode tends to have a short opening

in Complexity / simplicity
Melodramatic and moral readings of gay conversion therapy in A Place to Call Home
Alley-Young Gordon R.

pregnant and initially, she faces her family’s and society’s disapproval. James’s amnesia (a plot device typical of soap operas) symbolises the erasure of LGBTQ+ people from the family/society. Medicine and religion both promoted large families and suppressed homosexuality via SOCE from the 1950s onward ( Jones et al., 2018 ). Call the Midwife (2012–) also explores amnesia within LGBTQ+ relationships when Delia Busby (Kate

in Diagnosing history
The professionalisation of medicine in Poldark
Sadler Barbara

of coverture, which subsumed a woman’s rights to her husband upon marriage. In effect, ‘married women had no legal independence from their husbands’ ( Hodgson-Wright, 2001 : 3), nor was marital rape written into UK Statute Law until the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act. Ossie goes so far as to use the law and religion in his efforts to have Morwenna submit to him: ‘We are about God

in Diagnosing history
Representations of mental illness in the period dramas of Steven Knight
Ward Dan

the religious faith of other family members (most notably Arthur and Polly). However, one senses his insistence that religion is ‘a foolish answer to a foolish question’ (S3E3) is as much an attempt to erect a bulwark against the sporadically irrational workings of his mind as it is a sincere profession of faithlessness; after all, there are other aspects of his belief system which contradict his apparent adherence to logic above

in Diagnosing history