Study Guide for Final Exam
For each term, identify the term and give examples when appropriate. When the term is the title of a film, identify the film (year (or at least decade), filmmaker/s/stars), and explain the film’s purpose in the course (what idea/s does the film illustrate?). If a question is listed, be sure you can provide a short response in answer.
 

Theories of Religion in Film

 

G. Frazer’s theory of magic and religion

The Wicker Man (1973) and Frazer’s Golden Bough
The Enchanted world
Disenchantment
Rationalization
Questions vs. Great Questions
Questions vs. Riddles vs. Great Riddles

Theology in Film

 
Kingdom of God
Why was Jesus executed? (Horsley and Silberman)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Grace
Sacramentality
Babette’s Feast (1987)
Calvary (2014) — evil and forgiveness
Theodicy
Evil as privation
Incarnation
Accompaniment
Justice and mercy (Pope Francis)
Christian theological importance of relationship
 

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