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Signs of the Times: Not Just a Game

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NTR Contents Theology and Film Introduction 3 Rose Pacatte, FSP Holy Moments: Faith and Values at the Movies 6 Darren J. N. Middleton and S. Brent Plate “Who do you see that I am?”: Global Perspectives on Jesus Films 17 Gaye Williams Ortiz Film and Feminist Theology: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Gender Stereotypes 29 Antonio D. Sison, C.PP.S. Reign-Focus: Theology, Film, and the Aesthetics of Liberation 40 Laurie Brink, O.P. U.S. Sisters: Accolades and Admonitions 51 Bridget Burke Ravizza Ministering to Moral Pioneers: Prenatal Testing and Christian Parenting 61 volume 24 , number 3 • august 2011 NTR—Aug2011.indd 1 9/1/11 8:58 AM 2 c o n t e n t s SignS of the timeS Carmen Nanko-Fernández Not Just a Game 73 Keeping Current John Wilson Identity and Social Justice: A Practical Matter 77 Word and WorShip Mark R. Francis, C.S.V. Multicultural Liturgy: Its Ongoing Challenge to the U.S. Catholic Church 81 BooK revieWS Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim. Christianity as a World Religion. Reviewed by Edmund Kee-Fook Chia 85 Paul Philibert, trans. and ed. At the Heart of Christian Worship: Liturgical Essays of Yves Congar. Reviewed by Edward Foley, Capuchin 86 Wes Howard-Brook. “Come Out, My People!”: God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond. Reviewed by Timothy A. Lenchak, SVD 87 NTR—Aug2011.indd 2 9/1/11 8:58 AM i n t r o d u c t i o n 3 Introduction Our guest editor, Antonio D. Sison, C.PP.S. has assembled for this issue an intriguing group of articles that take up the relation of film and theology. These essays encourage us to consider film as a theological locus, a medium for faith and values formation, and a key site for the transmission and contestation of cultural codes. As Sison has argued in his own work, this requires attention to cinematic style, what he names cinema as cinema (Screening Schillebeeckx: The- ology and Third Cinema in Dialogue [Palgrave MacMillan, 2006] ). Our thematic a

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