Script & Scripture: Hollywood’s Catechism & the Catholic Faith

Date(s) - 11/27/18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Holy Name Cathedral

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Script & Scripture: Hollywood’s Catechism & the Catholic Faith

Tue, November 27, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Are screenwriters theologians? Are film directors catechists? Whether they see themselves this way or not, they are sending a message, and when we watch their movies and shows, we are sitting at their feet, submitting ourselves to their “teachings”. How can we enjoy fictional stories without absorbing subtle messages that may contradict our faith? How can we use movies and TV as tools of evangelization? The answer to both of these questions is the same: talk about it!

Dr. Jim Papandrea is Professor of Church History and Historical theology at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Northwestern University. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, North American Patristic Society, and Catholic Association of Music.