In the wake of several recent controversial cinematic interpretations of biblical texts, and in the context of the current international political uses of scriptures from different traditions, this conference hopes to foster enlightened debate about what constitutes responsible interpretation. Are there moral imperatives for film makers and producers of popular media to promote inter-religious understanding? If all interpretations serve specific interests, are there nonetheless hermeneutical and moral guidelines that should constrain the representation of religion and religious differences in popular media?
Plenary speakers: TBA
Academic papers addressing relevant issues from any discipline are welcome. Papers that touch on hermeneutical and ethical issues are especially welcome. Proposed presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes.
April 3-5, 2005
University of Central Florida
Sponsored by the
University of Central Florida College of Arts and Sciences,
Judaic Studies Program, Philosophy Department / Religious Studies Program, and the Initiative for Ethics in Entertainment and Media
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