In Using Film to Teach New Testament, Mark Boyer presents to literate educators, a method of using movies to teach the basic New Testament themes to students. Boyer helps bridge the hermeneutical gap between a reading method of learning and a video method of learning. Not only does Boyer explain the method, but offers examples for using it to teach the major books of the New Testament, while providing exercises and discussion questions to be used by teachers, students, and the casual reader, in order to bridge the gap between the first and twenty-first centuries.
Mark G. Boyer is a Per Course Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies, Southwest Missouri State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Teaching Literature: The New Testament is Literature; Literary Redaction Criticism: The Dreamer of Oz: L. Framk Baum and The Wizard of Oz; The Elements of a Story: The Wizard of Oz Chapter 3 Teaching Mark's Gospel: The Good Mother; Phenomenon; Sommersby; The Shawshank Redemption Chapter 4 Teaching Matthew's Gospel: Being There; Willow Chapter 5 Teaching Luke's Gospel: Witness Chapter 6 Teaching John's Gospel: Jeremiah Johnson; Powder; The Shawshank Redemption Chapter 7 Teaching the Acts of the Apostles: The Mission Chapter 8 Teaching Pauline Theology: Regarding Henry; The Doctor Chapter 9 Teaching the Book of Revelation: Pale Rider; The Milagro Beanfield War; Waterworld Chapter 10 Teaching the "Vineyard Metaphor: A Walk in the Clouds Chapter 11 Teaching Hermeneutics: Romeo and Juliet