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February 16, 2006

Essential Films For Theologial Reflection

The Confessing Reader has picked up on some suggested lists (as well as macking some suggestions) for films that theologians should view, over at Codex @ Biblical Studies and Pontifications. There is also further related discussion at the very interesting Faith and Theology blog. Making lists like these is always a fraught venture. Great films […]

The Confessing Reader has picked up on some suggested lists (as well as macking some suggestions) for films that theologians should view, over at Codex @ Biblical Studies and Pontifications. There is also further related discussion at the very interesting Faith and Theology blog.

Making lists like these is always a fraught venture. Great films get missed, mediocre films get over-elevated status. That said I did like seeing The Big Kahuna make such a list. I saw this film at a packed London Film Festival screening. The film is a tight and compelling drama, which unpacks some pretty heated male relationships (in a way not unlike Glengarry Glenn Ross). However, a great deal of the plot revolves around questions of faith a moral fibre, especially in relation to one of the characters who is a born-again Christian. Although the film is cinematically flawed, it raises a lot of relevant issues about the nature of faith both in both the workplace and society at large.

[tags] Theology and Culture, Faith and Film, The Big Kahuna [/tags]

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