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Detweiler, Craig 1964-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 56 publications in 4 languages and 2,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Children's films  Juvenile works  History  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, wpr
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Craig Detweiler
IGods : how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives by Craig Detweiler( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the world is literally at our fingertips. We can call, text, email, or post our status to friends and family on the go. We can carry countless games, music, and apps in our pocket. Yet it's easy to feel overwhelmed by access to so much information and exhausted from managing our online relationships and selves. Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker on media issues, provides needed Christian perspective on navigating today's social media culture. He interacts with major symbols, or "iGods," of our distracted age--Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Pixar, YouTube, and Twitter--to investigate the impact of the technologies and cultural phenomena that drive us. Detweiler offers a historic look at where we've been and a prophetic look at where we're headed, helping us sort out the immediate from the eternal, the digital from the divine
Into the dark : seeing the sacred in the top films of the 21st century by Craig Detweiler( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Into the Dark, Craig Detweiler, a well-respected film expert and media spokesperson on Hollywood and Christianity, examines forty-five twenty-first-century films that resonate theologically--from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Little Miss Sunshine--offering groundbreaking insight into their scriptural connections and theological applications. Detweiler uses the IMDb, the wildly popular Internet Movie Database, to select today's most influential contemporary films. Into the Dark dissects the theology of everyday life, exploring the work of the Spirit of God in creation and redemption to discuss "general revelation" through cinema and sometimes unlikely filmmakers. "Memory, community, and imagination offer a strong starting place for theological reflection," Detweiler writes. Driven by the art of the films, Into the Dark opens up lively discussion topics, including anthropology, the problem of evil, sin, interconnectivity, postmodern relationships, ethics, fantasy, and communities in crisis. Notable movies discussed include Gladiator, United 93, Million Dollar Baby, and Walk the Line. This book is recommended for college and seminary students in film, theology, and communications courses as well as pastors, film fans, and those interested in Christianity and the cinema. - Publisher
A matrix of meanings : finding God in pop culture by Craig Detweiler( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross and Rachel had a baby, Britney and Justin broke up, and Time asked if Bono could save the world. From the glittering tinsel of Hollywood to the advertising slogan you can't get out of your head, we are surrounded by popular culture. In contrast to some traditional Christian responses, which have been to shun aspects of popular culture, Craig Detweiler and Barry Taylor offer an insightful treatise on its value. Rather than offering a theology for pop culture, as some recent commentators have, the authors create a constructive theology out of pop culture. Instead of passing judgment on popular culture the authors analyze its elements and ask "What are they doing?" "What do they represent?" and "What do they say about the world in which we live?" Rather than deciding whether Bono, Britney, and the cast of Friends deserve our admiration, Detweiler and Taylor ask what the phenomena of celebrity idolization means. They do not examine whether Nike's "Just do it" campaign is morally questionable; instead, they ask what its success says about our society
Halos and avatars : playing video games with God( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that explore the theological themes found in video games and the religious implications of modern society's obsession with online media and video games
Duke by Dai wei le ke lai ge( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine Sergeant Terry Pulaski, a once proud man, is now a broken shell of himself having returned from Iraq with both PTSD and a disabling injury. Terry struggles to be a good father and husband, but his challenges leave him feeling like a burden to his wife and daughter. With his dog Duke in tow, he decides to leave his family behind. Years later, a homeless Terry needs help for an aging and ill Duke, so he leaves him in the care of a veterinary clinic. Will Duke be able to help Terry face his demons and reconcile with his estranged daughter?
Don't stop believin' : pop culture and religion from Ben Hur to zombies by Robert K Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis Presley. Andy Warhol. Nike. Stephen King. Ellen DeGeneres. Sim City. Facebook. These American pop culture icons are just a few examples of entries you will find in this fascinating guide to religion and popular culture. Arranged chronologically from 1950 to the present, this accessible work explores the theological themes in 101 well-established figures and trends from film, television, video games, music, sports, art, fashion, and literature. This book is ideal for anyone who has an interest in popular culture and its impact on our spiritual lives. Contributors include such experts in the field as David Dark, Mark I. Pinsky, Lisa Swain, Steve Turner, Lauren Winner, and more
Purple state of mind( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ex-roommates reunite after 25 years to discuss their (widely-divergent) views on religion, politics, etc
Selfies : searching for the image of God in a digital age by Craig Detweiler( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selfies are ubiquitous. They can be silly or serious, casual or curated. Within moments, smart phone users can capture their image and post it across multiple social media platforms to a global audience. But do we truly understand the power of image in our image-saturated age? How can we seek God and care for each other in digital spaces? Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker and an avid social media user, examines the selfie phenomenon, placing selfies within the long history of self-portraits in art, literature, and photography. He shows how self-portraits change our perspective of ourselves and each other in family dynamics, education, and discipleship. Challenging us to push past unhealthy obsessions with beauty, wealth, and fame, Detweiler helps us to develop a thoughtful, biblical perspective on selfies and social media and to put ourselves in proper relation to God and each other. He also explains the implications of social media for an emerging generation, making this book a useful conversation starter in homes, churches, and classrooms. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a photo assignment for creating a selfie in response to the chapter
A purple state of mind by Craig Detweiler( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sacred look : becoming cultural mystics : theology of popular culture by Nancy Usselmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The searching generation : the spiritual life of twenty-somethings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The filmmakers explore the same questions among twenty-somethings of Europe and the US, as well as among experts in spirituality, art, film, and music
El Duque( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert : son altesse caninissime! by Philip Spink( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le duc est un homme généreux qui ne souhaite pas confier sa fortune à son cupide, mais unique héritier Cécil. Il décide juste avant sa mort, de faire de son fidèle chien Hubert son seul héritier!Mais Cécil ne s'avoue pas vaincu et compte bien jouer de mauvais tours à ce nouveau duc à 4 pattes pour récupérer son héritage
Into the dark : contemporary film and general revelation by Craig Detweiler( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My thesis is that the God who spoke through dreams and visions in the Bible is still communicating through our celluloid dreams---the movies. As the Spirit of God raised up unexpected sources of wisdom during biblical times, so the same Creative Spirit is inspiring actors, screenwriters, and directors today. The relative faith or righteousness of the artists has no bearing upon their ability to become a conduit for revelatory insights. God is not only speaking through faith-fueled projects like The Passion of the Christ or The Chronicles of Narnia. Studying the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) list of the top films of the 21 st century demonstrates that sacred moments occur even amidst the darkest R-rated movies. The most important spiritual truths are often embedded within profane settings (cf. Habakkuk). The theological term to describe this phenomenon is general revelation. It suggests that God can speak through anyone or anything at anytime. Serious, thoughtful Christians have found themselves transformed by potent films like Fight Club (IMDb #32), American History X (IMDb #44) and Magnolia (IMDb #175). The fervent discussions that swirl around Memento (IMDb #26), Eternal Sunshine (IMDb #38) and Million Dollar Baby (IMDb #78) suggest that people with and without faith commitments find them to be occasions of searing insight, surprising comfort, and unexpected grace. Has a new wave of creativity, unleashed by the Spirit of God, descended upon decadent Hollywood? My childhood fascination in the power of cinema is re-confirmed by overwhelming evidence that the mysteries of life and faith are being communicated through contemporary filmmakers. This dissertation is an invitation to follow me into the dark. Forty-five contemporary films, acclaimed by IMDb users, reveal core theological issues. They wrestle with God's earliest questions to humanity, "Where are you?" and "Where is your brother?" Into the Dark wrestles with notions of identity, memory, and community. The finest recent films undercut our individualism, challenging viewers to find a frame of reference within their local contexts. We must remember who we are and whose we are--dynamic aspects of the Judeo-Christian tradition--remembering religions
IGods : how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives by Craig Detweiler( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IGods how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives by Craig Detweiler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extremedays : [screenplay] by Eric Hannah( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

IGods : how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives by Craig Detweiler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A sacred look : becoming cultural mystics by Nancy Usselmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A matrix of meanings : finding God in pop culture by Craig Detweiler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This] book will concentrate on what's right with pop culture ... [The authors] want to "look closer" to examine where God might be lurking in the songs, shows, and films kids continually return to for solace and meaning. [They] celebrate the rise of pop culture as ... expressions of legitimate spiritual yearning ... [They] turn to pop culture in [their] efforts to understand God and to recognize the twenty-first-century face of Jesus ... [This book was written] for students who have decided to live out their faith with feet planted firmly in the world ... [The authors] hope to communicate Christ crucified--the power, the wisdom, and the relevance of God.-Pref
 
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Into the dark : seeing the sacred in the top films of the 21st century
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Craig Detweiler Amerikaans schrijver

Крэйг Детвайлер

뎃와일러, 크레이그 1964-

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