“Noah” Attracts Fans and Fatwas
The upcoming movie “Noah” has been banned in Persian Gulf nations for depicting a prophet and criticized in the Unites States for depicting the ark builder as a vegetarian environmentalist. On the other side, Rebecca Cusey writes, “Noah is exactly the kind of movie that Christians should be wanting Hollywood to make. It challenges, it asks you to think and feel, it wrestles with God, which is exactly what Christianity is about, or should be.” Jim Daly of Focus on the Family says, “It is a creative interpretation of the scriptural account that allows us to imagine the deep struggles Noah may have wrestled with as he answered God’s call on his life.”
“Noah a Rare Bible Movie that Never Preaches, Never Browbeats,” by Rebecca Cusey. Patheos, March 21, 2014.
Noah epic awash in flood of controversy for green agenda and taking liberties with Bible,” by Philip Sherwell. The Telegraph, March 23, 2014.
“Noah’s Arc of Triumph,” by Kathleen Parker. The Washington Post, March 14, 2014.
“Q&A: Noah director Darren Aronofsky on justice vs. mercy,” by Sarah Pulliam Bailey. Religion News Service, March 24, 2014.
(House Reading Group, March 27, 2014)