Becoming Theologically Aware: Tree of Life (2011)

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The purpose of this paper is to help you become sensitive to the presence of theology and theological judgments when they are not necessarily explicit. You will watch one of the movies listed below and write an 4-5 page paper engaging ideas in the movie that relate to our understanding of God, of creation, of the relationship between reason and faith, salvation, and/or of human beings and human happiness. Some of the questions you might ask yourself when you watch the movie are: what is being said about God or what is being implied about God in the movie? How does the movie depict human nature, and how does this line up with the Christian understanding of human beings in the image of God? As sinful? What seems to be the source of human happiness for this movie, and how does this relate to Christianity’s understanding of human flourishing? What is being said about “faith,” and how does it relate to reason? (You don’t need to use these questions. I placed them here to give you an idea of w

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1Theological Review The Tree Of Life MovieStudents Name:Subject:Date of submission:2The Tree of Life is rankling, empowering, astonishing, inconvenient, keen, grandiose,epic, shallow, bizarre, and irregular; in context the declaration that was based byTerrenceMalick's entire calling. Generally, this will parcel gatherings of spectators, for example, coupleof films have starting late. The film, which exists as an extraordinary reflection and anexpressive anthem, focuses ; at a microcosmic level ;on the record of Jack, a polluted, tolerablymatured man (played by means of Sean Penn) scarred by the memories of a cruel adolescence byhis father (Brad Pitt), furthermore the not as much as perfect end of his more energetic kin.Like all Malick movies, nevertheless, the plot is window dressing for the immensephilosophical request the boss has been seeking after for around four decades. The fights amidstnature and ease, the duality of man, the significance of life, and a sentiment cognizance and tradeoff amidst the confusion and continuing of everything.While the film makes a couple slips and issaddled with an inelegant conclusion, the sheer daringness, and vision of an official willing tohandle these philosophical otherworldly request in such a senseless, non-standard way ought tobe applauded.The Tree of Life opens and closes with a measurement of an incredible, unearthly lightthat could outstandingly well identify with the light of "God." It then pro

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