Vol 18, No 2, 2011

Children of a Lesser God: Truth as Bodiliness and Forgiveness

Glenn Morrison

Abstract

The article aims in two parts to develop a sense of truth as bodiliness and forgiveness. In bodiliness, we suffer by the suffering of the other and in forgiveness there arises an existential journey of sensibility and feelings. Together, bodiliness and forgiveness provide a relational horizon to journey towards truth. Part I of the article sets out to establish a theoretical background for Part II to engage theology with the study of the film, Children of a Lesser God (1986). Given that films today are popular mediums for encountering revelation and the sacred, the application of film to theology provides an opportunity to contextualise theology and make the language of faith, hope and love more accessible to a wider audience.