Reflecting Theologically on Popular Culture as Meaningful: The Role of Sin, Grace, and General Revelation BY: Theodore A. Turnau III It has become commonplace to accept that popular culture is a subject worthy of serious study from any number of disciplinary perspectives. Even more recently, religion departments have begun taken an interest in popular culture.
Godís Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics (Stephen L. Carter, 2000) BY: Keith Winkle In the book, Godís Name in Vain, Carter explores how religion should be allowed to participate in the square of public debate and politics.
Knowing the Invisible, Inaudible, Untouchable God: Between the Garden, Galilee, & Glory BY: Richard Winter I hate false advertising. You are promised wonderful experiences and end up being repeatedly disappointed. Sadly, some evangelism is like that.
Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. A new kind of macho superhero is here; a kinder, gentler version than the Stallone/ Schwarzeneggar soldier we remember so well from First Blood or Terminator.
The Hours (Stephen Daldry, 2002) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. The Hours is not easily categorized. The film is structured as three separate but parallel stories, connected by the relationship three separate women have to Virginia Woolfís novel, Mrs. Dalloway.
In The Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. In the Bedroom, the writing and directing debut of actor Todd Field, is one of those character-driven, intricately plotted, so-called ďsmallĒ films which has so many themes and so many things to say.
Ju Dou (Yang/Zhang, 1990) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Ju Dou, a tragic story of forbidden love directed by Zhang Yimou, concentrates on the life of the third wife of a dye factory owner in northwest China in the 1920ís.
Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino, 2003) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Kill Bill, Volume 1 is an action/adventure movie, heavily dependent for its inspiration on Hong Kong kung fu and samurai movies and television programs.
Life on a String (Kaige Chen, 1991) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Life On a String, a film by Chen Kaige, the first contemporary Chinese director to live and study film in the West, ironically focuses its attention on the need for a revival of the life, hope, and beauty that Eastern, mystical spirituality imparts to the individual.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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