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Religion in Film

Negotiating the Religious-Secular Divide and the Films That Portray Us Doing It

G. Roger Denson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
G. Roger Denson

It is arguable that among the most salient signs that a society has a viable social contract between seculars and religious is the porousness of the markets for its arts and entertainments.

Martin Scorsese To Direct Movie About Jesuit Missionaries

Religion News Service | Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Although evangelical moviemakers have been in the spotlight lately with features such as “Son of God” and “God’s Not Dead,” at least o...

A Rabbinic Take On 'Argo'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Argo reminds us that whenever we are faced with what we perceive to be an insurmountable problem, we should not give up and reconcile ourselves to abandoning our mission or goals.

And The Oscar Goes To Stories Of Loss And Hope..

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Great stories make us feel as though we are not alone, and these stories offer us the opportunity to enter into stories of great suffering -- and to cultivate the fervent belief that suffering will somehow, someday, pass.

Can A Movie Make You Believe In God?

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

As an interfaith educator, how could I not see a film, whose protagonist, a boy named Pi, is born a Hindu, loves Jesus and practices Islam? The theme of interspirituality intrigued me.

Hollywood Finds God

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Always there have been movies--in fact, a lot of them--labeled religious.

The Oscars: Just Another Tawdry Trade Show?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Cinema is not only a money machine; it's an art form. I want really deep human meaning as well as entertainment. Oscar has a huge problem right now: whether it can find its soul again.

Devout Dramas: How Hollywood Is Embracing Religion | Susan King, Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles

In many quarters, Hollywood has long been regarded as an essentially godless place. But judging by the offerings at the movies this season, and more i...

'Jumping The Broom': An Honest Film On Faith, Sex And Forgiveness

Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Dallas megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes has produced his third movie, Jumping the Broom, a romantic...

Faith In Film: Hollywood Probes Spirituality Without Getting Preachy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Stephen Whitty Religion News Service (RNS) The New Testament warns about trying to serve two masters. But lately Hollywood's ordered up a rewrite....