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Higher Ground: Will Mohler See This Movie??

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:09 pm

I saw Higher Ground last week in Greenville, S.C. Check their website for a theatre near you as it is limited release. I think it was in Huntsville, Al last week.
Make a way to go see it.

Here is the ED.com review

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/higher-ground-cms-18749

But I think Rd.org gets closer to its significance in this review

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archi ... he_stakes/

RD.org says the book is a love letter to libraries and to reading; something that in my experience scares fundamentalists. I think Rachel Held Evans and her explorations in Evolving in MonkeyTown confirms my speculations here, and those of RD.org

Parnell at ed.com seems to me doesn't get the last scene in the movie. The protagonist is still on pilgrimage. For sure it has been a harsh, sometimes weird faith journey, but not that uncommon. Very true to some of what I sensed from the 72 Campus Crusade gathering in Dallas Texas, an event Dan Williams for one emphasizes in his recent Mark Noll acclaimed God's Own Party.

What does Jeffress wife think about this movie; or Al Mohler's wife, the women in Charles Pickering's extended family, Albert Lee Smith's daughter; even Timothy George's wife.
I would love to read their review.
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From the RD.org review

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:17 pm

I loved this film. I sat in the theater until the credits were finished and the lights turned on and people came in to clean the theater, and then I plotted when I could see it again.

Part of the genius of Higher Ground is that it is never clear if Corinne loses her faith. Whether Corinne believes in God at the end of the film is not, I think, even the point. What is clear, however, is that she questions her faith—questions the institutional church as she knows it, questions God, questions belief, questions patriarchy, questions the life in which she finds herself.

The film ends with a reminder about the unpronounceable, unspeakable name of G-d, and it is the screenwriter’s subtle choice to let the status of Corinne’s faith remain a mystery—to let God remain a mystery—that empowers the film as a feminist testament to the costs of sexism in religious institutions. When there is no room in religious institutions for women’s questions and spiritual authority, there is no room for people like Corinne.
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A 2001 essay by Ms. Briggs

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:40 pm

http://www.salon.com/2001/12/21/fundamentalist/

Wouldn't it be something for Berry College to host Ms. Briggs and Rachel Held Evans in the Spring and test Shorter College's new Faith Statement across town?
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The Dark Stories of the OT

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:15 pm

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Re: A 2001 essay by Ms. Briggs

Postby Haruo » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:29 am

Stephen Fox wrote:http://www.salon.com/2001/12/21/fundamentalist/

Wouldn't it be something for Berry College to host Ms. Briggs and Rachel Held Evans in the Spring and test Shorter College's new Faith Statement across town?

I'm interested to know the faith journeys (and other biographical details) of Ms. Briggs' kids.
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