IntroductionWelcome to the October 2012 issue of the Journal of Religion and Film. In this issue, you will once again find a wide range of articles expressing the multiple approaches that exist within the field, including cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural studies. I will not attempt to summarize their topics, as you can read the abstracts yourself. Suffice it to say that these represent well the diversity of subject matter and the range of films that can be studied through the lens of Religion and Film studies, from Source Code to The Wrong Man, and from The Ring to The Agony and the Ecstasy. We also note the 25th anniversary of Babette’s Feast with an essay on the film by Thomas Curry. This issue also includes film and book reviews. We hope that you find this issue informative as well as provocative in its presentation of the range of meanings that are found in film and its reception.
The Magdalene Sisters: How to Solve the Problem of ‘Bad’ Girls
Irena S. M. Makarushka Ph.D.