The cinematic hidden Christ – His invisible divinity and his visible humanity

Brinkman, Martien E. (2017)

CITATION: Brinkman, M. E. 2017. The cinematic hidden Christ – His invisible divinity and his visible humanity. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 3(2):299-317, doi:10.17570/stj.2017.v3n2.a13.

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If we want to reflect upon the impact of the many ‘hidden Christ’-images in modern films at a theologically responsible way, we need to incorporate that reflection into our doctrine of revelation. That will imply that we have to re-open the classical Gospel-Culture discussion. Especially in the United States we can recognize a lot of original approaches to this issue in Reformed circles (Wolterstorff, Dyrness, Begbie, Seidell, etc.). The main question to be put in this article will be: How can we develop criteria to assess the depiction of the divine in these films?

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