Mundis: Worldly views on Art & Faith


Manuel Gagneux and his demonization of Christianity with Zeal & Ardor

Manuel Gagneux assures that he does not believe in the Devil but that he tries to showcase his role as it is expected

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Bruno Dumont on how to maintain a complicated relationship with God

It was mentioned often that the best religious films have been made by atheists like Bruno Dumont but could God have that sense of humor?

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H.P. Lovecraft: The Religious Origins of Terror in the 21st Century

The influence that the teaching of the Puritan preachers and the Bible itself had on the fantastic universe of Howard Phillips Lovecraft is huge

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Whitney Houston: Determination, Disenchantment, and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Whitney Houston is know as a drug addict but also as the star of the best-selling gospel album of all time

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The fall from grace of Eric Gill

What connection does art have with our real life? Eric Gill retains a strong cultural influence despite having proven to be a sexual predator

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Horror, faith and weirdness in the work of Basil Wolverton

Basil Wolverton made possible to coexist his tasks in the church with his commissions from Marvel, DC Comics or MAD that will make him deserve the title of the most extravagant artist in America

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The evil and the good fight of faith by Robert and Michelle King

Evil is the title of the series but also the idea that is at the base of the thoughts that prompted Robert King

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Faith, erotism and swords in the fight against evil of Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta has inspired many of the ideas of Star Wars and illustrated countless stories such as Tarzan, The Lord of the Rings or Conan the Barbarian

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Top 20 classic hymns covered by rock musicians

Rock and church protect the communion of their members with a very similar passion, despite all that they have reproached each other throughout history.

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The religion and the know how to overcome the evil according to Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara now assures that he is not obsessed with the images of Christianity and that it is Christianity that has monopolized all the interesting images of our time

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Calvin, Hobbes and the spirituality of Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson assures that he has not set foot in a church in his life but his references to religion do not leave indifferent many believers and atheists who use his comic strips to popularize their particular opinions

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Ozzy Osbourne and the ultimate sin of religion

The latest album recorded by Ozzy Osbourne tells the end of the story of a man with the same guilt and the same terrible fate as the rest of the human beings

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The gods we keep in the basement according to Ulrich Seidl

The underground world that Ulrich Seidl′s camera collects on sex, violence and especially religion confirms that reality always surpasses fiction

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The true relationship between rock and Satanism

The counterculture in a traditional Christian society was required to sympathize with Satanism but, you know, the music industry is primarily a business

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The never ending search for the morals by the Dardenne brothers

The death of God is undoubtedly the most recurrent theme in the films of these Belgian directors who are in charge of deconstructing the life of Jesus

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Frank Capra and the Gospel according to John Doe

Frank Capra build in Meet John Doe a lie that acts as the common foundation where all the characters support their own selfish interests

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Vampyr and the worldly spirituality of Carl Theodor Dreyer

Vampyr has received the attention of directors such as Toro, Trier or Hitchcock who even said of it that it was the only film that was worth seeing twice

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What is the true plot of Blade Runner?

Blade Runner films are primarily about life and, more particularly, about life beyond death

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The religious component in Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott has declared himself an atheist many times, an atheist with doubts, an agnostic with doubts and that he can even change his religion, but what do his films say?

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Interview with Nina Llopis and this little light while walking through the valley of hardcore

Interview with Nina Llopis including details on the hardcore scene on the 80 and her new song with the producer of Dashboard Confessional

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Sam Taylor and the King′s X sound that changed the end of the 20th century

Interview with Sam Taylor about his work with King-s X, his technique and his enormous influence on groups from the 90s like Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains

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Interview with Glenn Kaiser and the good news behind the bad news

Glenn Kaiser speaks about his new projects, the hunger for heaven of Robert Johnson, his relationship with Black Sabbath or the anarchist community at Christiania

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The spiritual component in Quentin Tarantino′s films

Religion or whatever you wanna call it is one of the most recurring themes in Quentin Tarantino′s films, but which is his own personal opinion?

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God, death and the silence of Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman claimed that the film Persona had saved his life and inspired many directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola or David Lynch.

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Michael Jackson: Believer, Monster, and Man in the Mirror

Michael Jackson had a deep awareness of being submitted to the will of God but in front of the others he saw himself as the Elephant Man

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Aretha Franklin: Church, Sex and the Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin′s biography is inseparable from the church but what interest could a woman as liberal as she have in singing religious music?

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A demon′s nightmare according to Jack Chick

Jack Chick was primarily a seller and by far the most prolific author in the history of the comic with its 950,000,000 copies distributed

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Sex and religion on the origins of rock and roll

Sister Rosetta Tharpe achieved her first success in mainstream lists almost 20 years before Elvis Presley

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The relationship of Tolkien, Lewis and the Inklings

White′s biography dedicates a whole chapter to the friendship between Tolkien and Lewis. Lewis was, for example, the first one who read The Hobbit

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Johnny Cash: The man who dressed in black

We all go through difficult times but Johnny Cash′s biography reveals a faith through which it is possible to find the way home

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Jerry Lee Lewis by the rivers of Louisiana

Jerry Lee Lewis is 80 years old but also his entire summer calendar covered with performances in Mississippi, Oklahoma or London

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Cesare Pavese: Death will come and will have your eyes

That which unites Literature and death is hidden in the very essence of its creation

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Love and Physics on The Theory of Everything

There are only two ways to see the universe finally: it is either the result of an accident, caused by an impersonal chance, or it is born of a relationship

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This was your life! Will your name be in the Book of Life?

Jack Chick (1924-2016) was the editor and cartoonist of a series of nightmares that are now a growing object of study in the world of underground comics

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′Holy Joe′ and the warlike attitude of Jack Chick

Why is Jack Chick′s warlike attitude towards the world the one that sustains and gives meaning to his work? Is there anything that could take advantage of that hostile attitude?

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Angels or demons of rock music and satanic panic of Jack Chick

Satanic Panic had already dominated the population when heavy metal groups took their provocations to the limit. Jack Chick loved this bizarre story!

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Dark Dungeons: The horror and the hope of redemption in Dragons and Dungeons

Dungeons & Dragons grew bigger as it received more opposition and today it pays its well-deserved tribute to the popular Stranger Things series

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Jack Chick′s Influence on the Underground Comic World

Robert Crumb is known as the singular, irreverent and militant father of the Underground Comic, but Jack Chick was seven years ahead of him!

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Spellbound? John Todd y los Illuminati

John Todd claimed to have been converted to Christianity after leaving witchcraft and Satanism but was eventually convicted of rape and child abuse

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Titanic: The ship that not even God could sink

It is curious the fascination that continues to produce the Titanic, still a hundred years after the sinking

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Endo: Silence is not a novel about the silence of God

There is more theological depth in only one of the dialogues of this film than in all the so-called cinema of values

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Paulo Coelho: The Dark Side of the Author of The Alchemist

Brazilian journalist Fernando Morais has published a voluminous biography about the popular self-help book writer Paulo Coelho

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The sufferings of Jon Bon Jovi

Jon was educated as a Catholic like many descendants of Italian emigrants and, like many of them, has lived most of his life with great resentment towards God

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The banality of evil according to Hannah Arendt

Where does evil come from? Why are people capable of doing terrible things? Are these people different from others?

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Comic and Bible: Opening and closing the doors

Editorials with a view for business have taken full advantage of customizing the Bible - no doubt the best selling book in the world

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Freud′s final session and the question of God

The father of psychoanalysis known for his atheism invites Oxford professor, C. S. Lewis to talk about how an intelligent man can believe in God

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