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The Bible & Cinema

June 7, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until June 7, 2022

Tuesday Nights | 4-week series | Starts May 17 | 7 – 8:30 PM | Christ Church Cranbrook

Join Don Warwick as he leads us through a 4-part series looking at how the Bible has been represented in mainstream cinema. Using film clips and Adele Reinhartz’s textbook The Bible and Cinema as a basis, we will examine how films draw on the Old and New Testament and the figure of Jesus Christ in various direct and indirect ways to develop their plots, characters, and themes. As well as movies that set out explicitly to retell biblical stories in their ancient context, it explores the ways in which contemporary, fictional feature films make use of biblical narrative.

Topics covered include:

  • how filmmakers make use of scripture to address and reflect their own time and place.
  • the Bible as a vehicle through which films can address social and political issues, reflect human experiences and emotions, explore existential issues such as evil and death, and express themes such as destruction and redemption.
  • the role of the Bible as a source of ethics and morality, and how this connection is both perpetuated and undermined in a range of contemporary Hollywood films.
  • films that create an experience of transcendence, and the ways in which the Bible figures in that experience.


  • 5/17: Overview of the history of the Bible and Cinema
  • 5/24: Old Testament and Biblical Epic Films
  • 5/31: Jesus Films
  • 6/7: Christ-figure Films

The series is FREE but please sign up here so we can plan materials:  https://onrealm.org/ChristChurchCranbrook/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NDdhZjM4ZmQtMmU0Mi00MTcyLTlmYTUtYWU3NDAwZmUyMzBl 

Questions? Contact Fr. Chris at charris@christchurchcranbrook.org 


June 7, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Christ Church Cranbrook
470 Church Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
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