Hollywood Worldviews was the first book to come out that taught Christians how worldviews are integrated into movies and television. It has guided a generation . Hollywood Worldviews. Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment. Updated and Expanded. by Brian Godawa · Cultural Analysis. In Hollywood Worldviews, filmmaker and screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) weighs in on the task of “Watching Films with Wisdom.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Review “Any Christian wanting to understand modern film from the viewpoint of its message, its moral premise, will find Godawa’s Hollywood Worldviews a must-read. I think he does a great job navigating these two ditches as he interacts with the Hollywood films.

This book helped immensely, especially in helping understanding the worldview in briann media I watch. The scope of this book is much wider than a reference for movie reviews.

Therefore, movies can be used to catechize audiences–either reinforcing the prevailing cultural opinion or challenging it. Art and the Bible Ivp Classics. Thanks for this…I’m actually going to write a book review of this book sometime this week!

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

We can understand what people believe and what people are going to believe. It has its issues but they shouldn’t hinder you from seeing films from the Christian worldview. He traces his thinking theologically to Schaeffer, Rookmaaker and more recently to Ken Holllywood in how to see the worldview behind the art.


I could go into more detail, but I will keep this spoiler-free. What Godawa set out to do, he did well. Shopbop Workdviews Fashion Brands.

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Godawa does an excellent job laying out the two ditches that exist: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness. The book was written inso most of the movies it refers to are years old now.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Even Pulp Fiction showcases biblical redemption in the midst of its celebration of underworld depravity. He does this with depth and yet an engaging clarity that is really helpful to the reader. It treats each worldview fairly with examples from movies, especially those of the past years pre, when the book was published.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Myth, in this sense, is a story which seeks to explain the big questions people ask. Especially helpful was his point that cultures communicate their ethics and values through stories–so it is inherent in the notion of a story or movie to have a message. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Movies that put the themes of the Gospel, of fall and redemption, of substitutionary atonement, on the silver screen in a way that makes it real and palatable to the average viewer.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I suspect the same will be true of many readers. But other sections use very academic prose about complex philosophies like existentialism and postmodernism. All in all, it’s a good book to start with in a study on where film and theology intersect. Here are some sites for you to check out, Glenn: He provides multiple examples for each genre and subgenre worldiews mentioned. The only wish I might have is that he writes an updated version with more recent films as examples.


Godawa asserts that most movies have a redemptive theme similar to a Christian testimony albeit many are self-actualized. Customers who jollywood this item also bought.

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Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment by Brian Godawa

Sometimes he writes very simplistically; he ends his definition of “worldview” with the phrase “it is our view of the world ” and details elements of stories and myths that many high school graduates would be briwn with. In Part 2, Godawa covers the different worldviews and philosophies that shape movies, particularly existentialism and postmodernism.

Sometimes I found myself reading parts of the chapters on different philosophies and asking, “So what?