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The Book of Eli: Hollywood, the Bible, and Post-Apocalyptic Mayhem

I have not yet seen The Book of Eli.  However, British Baptist pastor ministry student and blogger, Andy Amos, has and his review is sufficiently intriguing that I plan on seeing it.  Amos highlights a number of discussion points about God and Scripture that the movie surfaces.  See his review here.  If the movie is everything Rev. Mr. Amos claims, I hope to use it as a discussion point for our church youth group–although I’d want to challenge the film’s absolute acceptance of what Walter Wink calls the “myth of redemptive violence,” an acceptance (even embrace) that shows up clearly even in trailers I’ve seen.


February 8, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, film reviews, pop culture


  1. Hi Michael
    Andy isn’t a Rev. yet, but a ministerial student at Northern Baptist College, due to finish this summer. I am proud to have had some role in his theological development – the post you mention is a good example of his abilities.

    Comment by Sean Winter | February 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the correction, Sean. I just found out that Northern is now being called Northern Baptist Learning Community for some reason that escapes me.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | February 9, 2010 | Reply

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