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Religion and Theology
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YOUR NAME HERE YOUR COURSE HERE YOUR TUTOR HERE DATE HERE Analysis of A River Runs Through It The film A River Runs Through It depicted the lifestyles and evolutionary growth of two young brothers, Paul and Norman Maclean. Their father, a Presbyterian minister, maintains a balance between strict discipline and empathetic parenting skills, using his divine understandings to drive a sense of religion and spiritualism with his two young children.
Through the father’s emphasis on creationism, the boys learn to always be watchful of God’s divine beauty by connecting with the natural environment. There are powerful positive and negative implications of religious values in the film. A River Runs Through It illustrates the life span of Paul and Norman as they experience challenges and opportunities as they progress through adolescence and eventually adulthood. Both of these characters maintain a very distinct and diverse worldview, with Paul being more of a rebellious character interested in drinking and gambling while Norman is more level-headed and responsible with a sense of moral duty. According to contemporary theologians, modern worldviews are often conflicted (a type of imprisonment) where individuals in society have become completely detached from their religious roots. People in modern society tend to miss the mystical connections between spiritual realities and the nature of secular living in community and culture (Vujisic 321). ...
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