On Tuesday, April 17, The University Library and School of Communication and the Arts will celebrate the publication of Celluloid Sermons: The Emergence of the Christian Film Industry, 1930-1986, by former Regent President Terry Lindvall and Professor of Cinema and Television Andrew Quicke. The event will feature Dr. Lindvall and Prof. Quicke discussing their book, reading excerpts, and screening 16mm film clips. There will also be a reception, book signing, and tours of the 16mm film collection on the 4th floor of the Library.
Celluloid Sermons is the first scholarly work to survey the history of Christian films made specifically for teaching and evangelizing. According to Prof. Quicke, to whom belongs much of the credit for building the Library’s Christian film collection, Celluloid Sermons is “a book that could only [have been] written at Regent University.”