In the business of theology it is hard not to be controversial - Jurgen Moltmann

Friday, 14 March 2008

the horror, the horror ...

As one of us recently discovered when teaching a module on biblical hermeneutics to a class of divinity students training for the priesthood, work undertaken at the interface between the Bible and popular culture ... is often met with derision and disdain within theology. ...... the mere mention of Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990) or Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003) led to at least one cry of 'blasphemy', and a general consensus among the students that the 'serious' business of theology was being dumbed down.

Christopher Deacy and Gaye Ortiz, Theology and Film: Challenging the Sacred/Secular Divide (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), x.

So, you see how far out I am?

Gracious God, have mercy on us.

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