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Hugget i sten: En kvalitativ studie om hur Gud och Moses framställs i tre nutida filmadaptioner av exodusberättelsen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Written in stone : A qualitative study of how God and Moses are depicted in three contemporary film adaptions of The Exodus story (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to examine how God and Moses are depicted in three contemporary American film adaptions of The Exodus story. The films I have analyzed are: The Ten Commandments (2006), The Bible: Exodus (2013) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). For this, I have used a content analysis and Bruce Lincoln’s theory of religious maximalism and minimalism. This study has shown that the first two films are characterized by an almighty God who helps Moses from the very first step, while the third gives a more scientific explanation of e.g. the ten pledges and the crossing of the Red Sea. While God in The Bible: Exodus (2014) is also portrayed as a god who acts out of love and compassion for his people, this is not the case in the other two films which instead portray him in a much more negative light. My conclusion is therefore that these three films do not only differ in how God and Moses are depicted but that they provide us with different messages about God and religion in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
God, Moses, contemporary film, content analysis, religious maximalism, religious minimalism, mediatization of religion
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61287DiVA, id: diva2:1080726
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Religious Studies
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
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Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2017-03-14Bibliographically approved

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