Award-winning filmmaker to discuss theology and cinema

Dr. Craig Detweiler (photo courtesy Pepperdine University)

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2017) — Dr. Craig Detweiler, professor of communication and director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University, will give a special lecture at Milligan College this week titled “Into the Dark: Finding God in Contemporary Film.” This free and public lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. in the college’s Hyder Auditorium.

His talk will examine the intersection of theology and cinema, looking closely at a wide range of films from Pixar’s animation to the work of Quentin Tarantino. In addition, Detweiler will teach a doctoral-level course on Oct. 16-20 for Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan students called “Cinema and Theology.”

Detweiler has authored a number of books, screenplays and is an award-winning filmmaker. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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