Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway is associate professor of theology and culture and co-director of Reel Spirituality. He is actively engaged in writing and speaking on the interaction between theology and culture—particularly film, television, and online media—in both academic and popular forums.Callaway co-chairs the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group at the American Academy of Religion. He is also on the scripted TV advisory board for Engage Entertainment in L.A., and worked with MGM studios’ Lightworkers media to produce a web-based TV series called “Get Read.” His professional memberships include the American Academy of Religion, American Psychological Association, Society of Biblical Literature, and Society for Pentecostal Studies. He is ordained as a Baptist minister.The Kutter Callaway Podcast is an ongoing conversation with artists, writers, thought leaders, and experts exploring the various ways in which culture and faith (or the lack thereof) inform and give rise to one another. Listen on Soundcloud or subscribe via iTunes.Dr. Callaway’s most recent books are The Aesthetics of Atheism: Theology and Imagination in Contemporary Culture (Fortress Press, 2019) and Deep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue (Baker Academic, 2019). Past books include Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing our Cultural and Spiritual Norms (InterVarsity Press, 2018), Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue (Baker Academic, 2016) and Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience (Baylor University Press, 2013). In addition, he contributed to God in the Movies (2017); Halos and Avatars (2010), the first book on theology and video games; and Don’t Stop Believin’ (2012), a dictionary of religion and popular culture.

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