The Religion, Film and Visual Culture Group of the American Academy of Religion sponsored a panel by authors of books on religion and film at the AAR meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
The presentations of the panelists were video taped by Lewis R. Rambo (San Francisco Theological Seminary) because he uses some of these books in his classes on religion and film and he wanted his students to be able to meet the authors of those texts. He gave the Journal of Religion and Film permission to make these presentations available to our readers.
In this issue, we make available the presentations of S. Brent Plate and John Lyden. Other panelists included Bryan Stone, Boston University; Robert K. Johnston, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Richard Burridge, King's College, London. Their presentations will be available in the next issue of JR & F. This will be the first time we have included a video essay in JR & F.
The material was edited by Bill Blizek and Kathy Schwartz. UNO Television and Gary Repair have also been instrumental in making the material available.