Philosophy in Movies: Religion, the Problem of Evi
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The Seventh Seal (1957)
A disillusioned knight returns from the crusades questioning God’s existence.
The Mission (1986)
An 18th century slave trader seeks redemption after committing murder. This movie also explores evil by showing the destruction of indigenous cultures.
Schindler's List (2021)
This film explores evil through a study of the Holocaust; it also depicts an amoral person seeking redemption through acts of mercy.
The Apostle (1998)
A Southern evangelist seeks redemption after committing murder.
The Rapture (1991)
A young woman cruises bars as a swinger. She begins to believe a conspiracy exists and decides that she must become a born-again Christian.
The Reckoning (2004)
A medieval priest is on the lam for murder.
This is a satire of religion by Kevin Smith. An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon by the Voice of God to stop two exiled angels from entering a New Jersey church.
Amazing Grace (2007)
I happen to love this movie, which delves into the anti-slavery movement in 18th century England. We see genuine, passionate Christian faith inspiring a man to tirelessly seek social justice.
The Chosen (1981)
An excellent film, set during World War II, about orthodox and reformed Judaism.
I am seeking movies for a curriculum on Film Studies & Philosophy I'm writing for my homeschooled teen-ager and me. Comments and suggestions are enthusiastically welcomed. :-) I need recommendations of movies that convey either positive or negative views on theism or religion, so we can compare and contrast these attitudes. I also want to find some great films on various religions, especially Buddhism and Hinduism.
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