Amid all the controversy, criticism, and celebration of Terrence Malick's award-winning film "The Tree of Life, " what do we really understand of it? T"he Way of Nature and the Way of Grace" thoughtfully engages the philosophical riches of life, culture, time, and the sacred through Malick's film. This innovative collection traverses the relationships among ontological, moral, scientific, and spiritual perspectives on the world, demonstrating how phenomenological work can be done in and through the cinematic medium, and attempting to bridge the gap between narrow "theoretical" works on film and their broader cultural and philosophical significance. Exploring Malick's film as a philosophical engagement, this readable and insightful collection presents an excellent resource for film specialists, philosophers of film, and film lovers alike.
The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace
Northwestern University Press
Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's the Tree of Life