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WOF 123: Religion and “A Quiet Place”

John Krasinski’s new film, A Quiet Place, which he both directs and stars in, may at first seem like a typical thriller, with lurking monsters threatening to kill everyone in their path. But it’s actually a surprisingly religious movie, as Bishop Barron explains, witnessing to the monastic response to evil, the dignity of life, and the sacrificial death of Christ on the Cross. A listener asks about the next steps for someone who has said “yes” to Jesus and the Church.

*SPOILER ALERT!* This episode contains spoilers so only listen after you’ve seen the film, or if you don’t plan to see it.

Topics Discussed

  • 0:04 – Introduction, Bishop Barron’s vacation
  • 2:25 – What is the plot summary of the movie?
  • 4:40 – Did John Krasinski intend on making this a religious movie?
  • 6:25 – What are some of the key religious motifs presented in the film?
  • 10:20 – How does this movie display the beauty of the pro-life argument?
  • 15:25 – How does the Christus Victor theory of atonement become a motif within this film?
  • 18:50 – How does the Church draw parallels with the ending of A Quiet Place?
  • 21:40 – Question – What are the next steps for someone who has said “Yes” to Jesus/Church?