Monthly Archives: April 2013

Prep Post #24: Crook Chp 13

The relationship between warfare and Christianity is one that is complicated and, I suppose, open to interpretation. The Bible’s take on war, especially the Old Testament, is less of an argument or philosophical viewpoint, and more of a grim reality, which is … Continue reading

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Response Post #11: “Book of Eli” “The Truman Show”, and “I Am Legend”

  (x) When talking about the religious undertones in “Book of Eli”, what interested me most was the fact that the Bible that Eli had been protecting was in Braille, and that he did not necessarily need to bring the … Continue reading

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Prep Post #23: McKnight Article

(x) The Emerging Church is a movement that is meant to encompass most -if not all- denominations. However, some of the complaints that people have towards this movement is that they say it seems to be only there to please … Continue reading

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Prep Post #22: Religion & Politics

I found the articles that we read to be very interesting, because while these articles do raise up the awareness of how much religion and politics can and have been muddied into each other, and showcase the idea that America … Continue reading

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Response Post #10: The Wizard of Oz

To me, what really grabbed my attention was the religious imagery in The Wizard of Oz; or, as I should say, the rather humanistic approach towards religion that the movie conveyed. First of all, the roles that each witch, The … Continue reading

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Response Post #9: “Religulous”

The instances of religion in popular culture that we saw in today’s mockumentary are interesting in that they are not like the instances of religious subtext in popular media that we are examining in our projects. Which I suppose is … Continue reading

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(x) The Prophet Muhammad is the founder of Islam. Though Sunni and Shi’a disagree on how Muhammad’s revelation occurred, one of the most interesting things about his teachings was that it was explicitly against polytheism in a polytheistic society. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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