Religion and Film Scholars Present at Truman

The Religion and Film Student-Initiated Learning Opportunity, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Department of Philosophy & Religion, will sponsor talks by two noted scholars of religion and film in the coming weeks.

Dr. John Lyden, chair of religion at Dana College in Blair, Neb., and the editor of the Routledge Companion to Religion and Film, will present “Star Wars as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals,” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Room A.
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Dr. John Lyden

Dr. William Blizek, professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and founding editor of the Journal of Religion and Film, will discuss a collection of short films in “Religion and Film Shorts,” at 11:30 a.m. April 1 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.
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Dr. William Blizek

Contact Dereck Daschke at or Mark Lambert at for further information.
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