Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch is Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University and the film editor for the projected 30-volume Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (De Gruyter 2010-present). She is the editor of Bible in Motion (De Gruyter 2016), a two-volume handbook on the Bible's reception in film, and the author of many articles and chapters on the Bible in film. She is also the author of Studying the Old Testament (Abingdon, 2007). Jon Morgan is Lecturer of Biblical Interpretation at the University of Chester and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and the University of Exeter. He is the author of several articles and chapters including Examining the Entrails: Reading Religion in and through Exodus: Gods and Kings (Biblical Reception forthcoming) and Visitors, Gatekeepers and Receptionists: Reflections on the Shape of Biblical Studies and the Role of Reception History (in Reception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice, T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2015).
More than merely a volume of essays on a very interesting movie, Noah as Antihero explores how movies can enrich our understanding of Bible stories and our understanding of our own faith. An excellent contribution to the study of religion and film. --William Blizek, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA and Founding Editor of the Journal of Religion and Film This volume provides a much-needed scholarly perspective on Noah in its discussion of a range of issues, including the film's environmentalism, its status as 'apocalyptic blockbuster, ' and how Aronofsky used biblical and extra-biblical materials in making the film. It provides a close reading of the film from multiple vantage points and so gives a fine example of the complexity of popular films in relationship to religion. --John C. Lyden, Grand View University, USA and Editor of the Journal of Religion & Film