Religion in the ArtsMatters of the spirit are a source of fascination and controversy as we near the millennium. Our culture's often split-minded approach to the subject is reflected in film, TV, and painting.
Sin and the Small Screen
On television, priests are openly ridiculed while hard-boiled
police detectives grapple with issues of faith and morals.
We've come a long way, indeed, since The Flying Nun. ...
Is Hollywood Hostile to Religion?: A Matter of Perspective
The relationship between the movies and religion has usually
been an uneasy one. Although some films have presented
sensitive and reverent depictions of religious belief, the
clergy, and religious services and rites, others have
denigrated or attacked religion with hostile or irreverent
presentations. Some people may think that there was a golden
yesteryear when movies revered religion and honored religious
beliefs and practices more than today, but this is not really
Art and the Resurgent Spiritual
Artists' treatment of religion and spirituality varies
greatly today, running the gamut from severe criticism to
reverent belief to revolutionary visions. ...