Film & Religion

An Introduction

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Film & Religion
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Published June 2007

How major-release films use religion to tell stories and convey messages Focusing on American major-release films since World War II, the authors show how films use religious imagery, characters, and symbolism from primarily Christian, but also, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. Ideal for classroom use, each chapter analyzes significant contextual issues through the lens of select films. The authors post their ongoing ideas in their blog at

About the Authors

Robert Torry

Robert Torry is Associate Professor of English and adjunct in American Studies and Religious Studies. He teaches Film and Popular Culture; American Literature.

Prof. Paul V. M. Flesher

Paul V. M. Flesher is professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.