The temple and the laboratory: The science and religion dialogue in Indiana Jones
Hiebert, Tyler. 2014. The Temple and the Laboratory: The Science and Religion Dialogue in Indiana Jones. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, Ks: Wichita State University, p. 93
Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic figures of the last century. The impact of Jones films on the film industry and popular culture may be inestimable. Despite this fact, few thematic analyses of the Indiana Jones franchise have been completed. At the same time, the dialogue between science and religion is one of the most controversial and important topics in modern society. Yet only a few formal studies have considered how this dialogue between science and religion is portrayed in popular film. The results of a thematic analysis of the Indiana Jones films suggest that popular culture, specifically films, are a viable medium for discussing issues like science and religion.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at the Liberal Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences