Finally Gracing Our Shelves:

Ordet (1955)

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s  classic film explores the issues and conflicts arising between orthodox religions and the notion of true faith. Picking up on themes that run through the work of Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard – in particular Fear and Trembling in which Abraham is held up as an example of what Kierkegaard calls a ‘knight of true faith’ – Dreyer makes a plea for the importance of an existential religious experience, one in which the individual believes, in fear and trembling, in the experience of the Word, rather than mere dogma.


posted by Dixie Turner

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