ERIC Number: EJ853727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
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Preachers and Prophets: Using Film to Teach American Religious History
Rowe, David L.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v7 n4 p230-237 Oct 2004
Can students learn religious history from movies? While using film as text is likely to attract students' interest, will such a course be able to negotiate the complex intertwining of film with religion and history to provide students with more than mere entertainment? Will students respond to a challenge to move beyond a movie's surface visual experience to address the core lessons history posits: it's not always been this way, we are the product of what has come before us, I/we are being called to change? This article discusses one attempt to answer these questions and examines both the opportunities and difficulties of using movies to teach religious history.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Religious Education, Religion Studies, History Instruction, Student Motivation
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