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010079 SE "The Old Testament in Hollywood: The Hebrew Bible in Contemporary Cinema" (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ACHTUNG: Entfall der Lehrveranstaltung am 21.11.2018.

Wednesday 10.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 24.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 07.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 05.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 09.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 16.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 23.01. 16:45 - 19:45 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Wednesday 30.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Many Old Testament narratives as well as certain central topics have inspired cinematography since its rapid rise at the beginning of the 20th century. While literature and classical music prevailed as a means of reception of these topics, modern movies are now the primary forum to discuss biblical issues in a secular society. This seminar will select some of the most important movies inspired by biblical topics and analyze them in various respects and perspectives.

Assessment and permitted materials

The overall grade will be determined by several components: attendance (2 missed classes during the semester maximum), active participation during seminar meetings (discussions on selected movies and criteria of their analysis; candid observation) and a final research paper of 15-20 pages on a topic to be chosen in cooperation with the instructor.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Fulfillment of the abovementioned requirements with about 50% of the grade deriving from the research paper.

Examination topics

There will not be any exam. This seminar has inherent examination character. Positive fulfillment of the abovementioned three elements (presence, active participation, research paper).

Reading list


G. Aichele (Hrsg.), Culture, Entertainment and the Bible (JSOT.S 309; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).

M. Tiemann, "Bibelfilme (AT)", WiBiLex, https://www.bibelwissenschaft.de/stichwort/58095/ (eingesehen am 1.5.2018)

M. Fritsch / M. Lindwedel / Th. Schärtl, Wo nie zuvor ein Mensch gewesen ist: Science-Fiction Filme: Angewandte Philosophie und Theologie (Regensburg: Pustet, 2003).

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 198 418 BA UF RK 16, 199 518 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (17W) BRP 18krp, BRP 18ktb, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13, für SP PdR 11c , 066 796 (15W) MRP 9, Seminar oder (F)WF für 020

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