Saturday, October 24, 2009

Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners

Dr. Peter Dans

October 26, 2009

Mount St. Mary’s University - Knott Auditorium


Dr. Dans is a graduate of La Salle Military Academy, Manhattan College, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He is currently an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he directed the required medical ethics course for eight years. Since 1990, Dr. Dans has written the Physician at the Movies column for Pharos, the quarterly journal of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He is the author of Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah! about the portrayal of doctors in film. His latest book entitled Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners looks at the portrayal of Christians and Christianity in about 200 films from 1905 through 2008. Using film clips, he will trace the arc of Hollywood’s treatment of Christians, especially Catholics, from decidedly favorable until 1970 to mainly negative since.

For more information please contact the Mount's Cynthia Kokoski at 301-337-7435 or
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