Doctor Strange is perhaps the most philosophically and religiously fertile Hollywood movie since The Matrix. Both films feature numerous references to a wide variety of worldviews, religions, and philosophies. As with The Matrix, Christian attitudes toward Doctor Strange are likely to be varied. Philosophically oriented viewers will be attracted to the film’s critique of materialistic scientism and its references to Christian themes. But apologists who have more experience dealing with New Age ideologies will be wary of the movie’s attempt to borrow ideas, images, and even practices from the occult and other non-Christian sources.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author John McAteer about his online-exclusive “Fighting Scientism with the Occult in Doctor Strange“.
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