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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 71 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2018
Available in French: No

There is perhaps no figure in American Christianity as polarizing as Rob Bell. Once a pastor of the fastest growing church in America and heralded as the next Billy Graham, that all changed when he began challenging the traditional understanding of hell and suggesting that heaven might be open to all.

The film follows Rob with unprecedented access over several years as he challenges deeply held conservative ideals while grappling with some of the most important questions of our time: Can faith and science coexist, or do belief and progress stand in opposition? Is religion insufficient for explaining the complexity of our modern world, or does it give language to something even greater? And do spiritual traditions simply serve to further divide our world, or can they offer real help and hope for a better tomorrow?
Surprising, inviting and disarmingly beautiful, The HERETIC is a story about the eternal and the here and now. A poetically unorthodox portrait that offers new language for a bigger, more expansive conversation about faith.

DVD Features
DVD features include SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection
"Rob Bell is no heretic. He is a prophet sent to evangelicals. He holds every belief up against the reality of a God who is Love, and finds many beliefs wanting. Unfortunately, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. In a time when the moral authority of evangelicalism is collapsing, especially among younger people, Bell might be the best chance for redeeming the evangelical movement. For anyone interested in learning about the man, the movement, or the potential for the future, this is a worthwhile movie."
- Kevin Carnahan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion,
Central Methodist University, Co-Editor, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics


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