The way of nature and the way of grace : philosophical footholds on Terrence Malick's The tree of life / edited by Jonathan Beever and Vernon W. Cisney
- Introduction: In the midst of the garden / Jonathan Beever and Vernon W. Cisney -- Revelation or dream? : Experiencing and writing about The tree of life / Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk -- Seeing the light in The tree of life / William Rothman -- Technologies of observation : Terrence Malick's The tree of life and the philosophy of science fiction / Marc Furstenau -- Belief in the world : aesthetic mythology in Terrence Malick's The tree of life / Robert Sinnerbrink -- Religious exteriority in Malick's The tree of life / Eric Boynton -- The tree of life and death / John Bleasdale -- "What was it you showed me?" Perplexity and forgiveness : The tree of life as Augustinian confession / Paul Camacho -- Varieties of finitude in The tree of life / Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera -- The triumph of love in The tree of life / Erin Kealey -- Suffering and redemption : a Nietzschean analysis of The tree of life / Leslie MacAvoy -- All the world is shining, and love is smiling through all things : the collapse of the two ways in The tree of life / Vernon W. Cisney -- The world of representation via The tree of life / Jonathan Beever -- Appendix : Translator's introduction to Martin Heidegger's The essence of reasons (Vom Wesen des Grundes) / Terrence Malick.
- A mid all the controversy, criticism, and celebration of Terence Malick's award-winning him 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 innovative 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, diis readable and insightful collection presents an excellent resource for fill)) specialists, philosophers of film, and film lovers alike.
- 9780810132542 (pbk. ; alk. paper), 0810132540 (pbk. ; alk. paper), 9780810132559 (cloth ; alk. paper), and 0810132559 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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