This is a companion page to my presentation at SBLAAR22 (Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion) in Denver, CO. Below, you will find resource materials from the course I developed, first taught at the University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2021, links to other resources, and information referenced in my presentation.
For a complete list of films and tv series used in this course, visit Films with Religious Themes. For the Spotify playlist I used in the course, visit A Religion in Pop Culture Playlist. If you are interested in other pop culture and religion connections, visit Religion & Pop Culture Resources.
Please check out my NEW BOOK So Say We All: Religion, Spirituality, and the Divine in Battlestar Galactica. Available online and at the Wipf & Stock Book Stand at SBLAAR22.
The flash guide is an at-a-glance preview of the course. The one linked is from the first time I taught Cinematic Religion. It is meant to provide an example of some of the films and themes that are covered in class.
This handout accompanies the presentation: Cinematic Religion: Evaluating Cinematic Portrayals of the Divine with University Students in an A-religious Setting in Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies at Society of Biblical Literature.