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Death at the Movies: Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Resurrection (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) -- these are only a few of the influential movies in recent decades dealing with the afterlife. But beyond entertainment, do they mean anything? The authors of this wise and well-informed guide believe so. They explore how po ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Quest Books
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Melissa
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Death at the Movies is a book discussing how films can teach us about the Hereafter. Lyn and Tom Genelli explores different movies and points out how they relate to different Buddhist beliefs and ideas.
I do think that it is interesting but I also think that the same movies can be used described almost any religious beliefs and ideas. This book is good for those interested in Buddhism though.
Coyle
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
"With that said, Death at the Movies is a great place to begin for those interested in communicating well with Buddhists. It provides a taste of the sorts of things that Buddhists think about and will help us engage in conversation from the perspective of what they are interested in, rather than beginning from our own cultural biases. (Of course, we do not stop at such a beginning point—we obviously need to end any such discussion with an explanation of how Christianity alone can satisfy.) Consi ...more
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