The Filmgoer’s Guide To God
A few interesting snippets from part 1 of Jonathan Hourigan’s interview with Tim Cawkwell, author of The Filmgoer’s Guide To God. . .
Well, it annoys me that religious people know about Michelangelo. And they might have read some Graham Greene. But if you said to them “Go to the cinema. That’s where the modern visual understanding of religion is being developed”, they just haven’t got a clue where to start. My book, I hope, helps them to start. . .
Just crudely, then, the Orthodox Church wants to celebrate the spiritual nature of human beings. The Catholic Church wants to celebrate God in the world, immanent at all points, if not necessarily transcendent. Protestants generally take a sterner view: It’s about the word and personal salvation.