The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

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The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

Roles

Editor: Jonathan Beever

Editor: Vernon W. Cisney

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Description

Amid all the controversy, criticism, and celebration of Terence Malick's award-winning film The Tree of Life, what do we really understand of it? The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace thoughtfully engages the philosophical riches of life, culture, time, and the sacred through Malick's film. This groundbreaking collection traverses the relationships among ontological, moral, scientific, and spiritual perspectives on the world, demonstrating how phenomenological work can be done in and through the cinematic medium, and attempting to bridge the gap between narrow "theoretical" works on film and their broader cultural and philosophical significance. Exploring Malick's film as a philosophical engagement, this readable and insightful collection presents an excellent resource for film specialists, philosophers of film, and film lovers alike. [From the Publisher]

ISBN

9780810132542

Publication Date

6-2016

Publisher

Northwestern University Press

City

Evanston, IL

Keywords

suffering, transgression, redemption, betrayal, forgiveness, time, memory

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies | Philosophy

Department

Philosophy

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher, Northwestern University Press.

Click here to read Professor Cisney's chapter in this publication, "All the World is Shining, and Love is Smiling through all Things: The Collapse of the 'Two Ways' in The Tree of Life."

The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

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