Details for Theology and Film

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE507
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Robyn Wrigley-Carr


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Theology and Film

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate contemporary film from a theological perspective;
  2. Reflectively critique the spiritual dimension of films and describe how film impacts us;
  3. Contrast different portrayals of Christ plus theological themes embedded in films;
  4. Examine and reflect upon theological motifs inherent in contemporary films; and
  5. Discern and describe points of contact in contemporary film for communicating the faith to a post-modern generation.

Subject Content

  • What is Film and How Does It Affect Us?
  • Film-viewing as a Spiritual Discipline
  • Creation and Fall
  • Law and Justice
  • Biblical Epics
  • Cinematic Portrayals of Jesus
  • Redemption and Forgiveness
  • Faith and Vocation
  • Hope and Judgment
  • Love and Relationality
  • Being Human

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forums (10%)
  • Critical Film Review (40%)
  • Research Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided