Trotting away from the camera toward the boundary between baseball diamond and surrounding corn, Shoeless Joe Jackson, himself part of American baseball myth, turns to ask: "Hey, is this heaven?" "No," replies Ray Kinsella, who has turned part of his farm into his field of dreams, "It's Iowa." Both the line and the movie from which it comes, Field of Dreams (1989), have become a staple in my "Religion and Modern Culture" course, providing a teachable occasion for linking popular culture, the religious category of myth, and the task of critical thinking in religious studies.
Donaldson, Mara E.
"Teaching Field of Dreams as Cosmogonic Myth,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol2/iss3/3