“A Theory of Everything” is a God-haunted film

The great British physicist Stephen Hawking has emerged in recent years as a poster boy for atheism, and his heroic struggles against the ravages of Lou Gehrig’s disease have made him something of a secular saint. The new biopic “A Theory of Everything” does indeed engage in a fair amount of Hawking-hagiography, but it is also, curiously, a God-haunted movie.

'The Giver' and the fading memory of Christianity

Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel “The Giver” has garnered a wide audience over the past two decades, since it has become a standard text in middle schools and high schools across the English-speaking world. With the enormous success of the “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” films, Hollywood has been busy adapting books written for the young adult audience. 

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