10 minutes with … Timothy Beal

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(RNS) When Timothy Beal, a religious studies professor at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, watched “The Godfather: Part II,” he noticed a biblical narrative subliminally woven throughout the film. “It’s totally modeled on the New Testament,” he said. “You’ve got this Italian mobster trying to kill his rival’s son. It’s all modeled on Herod trying […]

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