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Comparative Religious Films

by Roy Hammerling

Comparative Religious Films: Comparative religious films in a religious sense are films that deal with religious traditions other than the primary tradition that the viewer is familiar with, or experiences in their own life. These films may be one of the Monotheism, e.g., Christianity, Islam, or Judaism, or other religious traditions both ancient and modern, for example, Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek and Roman religions, various Native traditions, etc. . . The focus of these films is to learn about another religious tradition and to bring it into a dialog with one’s own tradition in order gain insight.