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  • Death, Resurrection and Ascension: the Marvel Method

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet 7 July 2017

    How the Marvel Cinematic Universe has united directors religious and non-religious alike for an ongoing cycle of rebirth,written by Christopher… read more

  • God and Grime – The Religious Literacy of British Hip Hop

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 30 June 2017

    “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world” famously said… read more

  • Mythology in Samurai Jack

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 14 February 2017

    This decade hasn’t been a bad one for nostalgia. In the last few years, we’ve had new Star Wars, Pokemon… read more

  • Religious Ambiguity in The Exorcist

    Gavin Hurley 6 December 2016

    After years of optimistic denial, I finally admit it. A number of people—including people with premium pedigrees and advanced degrees—do… read more

  • Religion and Horror: Unexpected Compatibility

    Gavin Hurley 24 July 2016

    My colleagues are baffled. To them, my interests appear ambivalent—or at the very least, enigmatic. How can a guy be… read more

  • Why The Theology of Star Wars Is Deeper Than It Might Seem

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 24 December 2015

    With the release of the new Star Wars film, Abdul-Azim Ahmed suggests that the Force and it’s relation to religion… read more

  • 7 Religious Ideas Worth Reflecting On

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 May 2015

    There are some ideas and nuggets of knowledge that make you pause and think. Either because its forces you to… read more

  • Exodus Gods and Kings

    The Power of Moses

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 22 December 2014

    The story of Moses is told and retold through the generations, the most recent incarnation being Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods… read more

  • What Zombies Tell Us About Religion and Faith

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 26 October 2014

    Zombies are the most popular monster of the modern era because they address perennial questions of religion. ‘There’s no more… read more

  • Jeff Rose

    Religion on TV – Interview with Jeff Rose

    On Religion Team 30 June 2014

    Academics are not always the most successful at communicating their work to a wider audience. We speak to documentary maker… read more

  • Noah the Gnostic?

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 11 May 2014

    Can there be a Biblical story better suited for Hollywood than Noah? Yes, we’re all familiar with The Ten Commandments… read more

  • Gravity Sandra Bullock

    Gravity: Spiritual, but Not Religious

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 15 April 2014

    The trailer to the movie Gravity, set to the music of Avro Part’s beautifully minimalistic Spiegel Im Spiegel, conveyed the… read more

  • Everything You Need to Know About Religion in Game of Thrones

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 April 2014

    George R. R. Martin’s epic saga The Song of Ice and Fire, adapted for TV as the Game of Thrones… read more

  • Doctor Who TARDIS

    Religion in Doctor Who

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 November 2013

    Doctor Who is the longest running TV series in history, and a cultural treasure for the UK. Abdul-Azim Ahmed examines… read more

  • TARDIS Doctor Who

    Interview – Time, Space and Faith: Religion and Doctor Who

    On Religion Team 5 November 2013

    Time, Space and Faith: Religion and Doctor Who is an academic conference that was held in the University of Manchester… read more

  • The Theology of Superman

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 June 2013

    It is perhaps the biggest cinema event of 2013. After a massive explosion of comic book movies (CBMs if you… read more

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    The religiosity and propaganda of 1950s B-Movie cinema

    Tom Stanger 28 August 2012

    The 1950s saw a time when cinemagoers were treated to some of the most epic religious movies of all time,… read more