This essay explores how the original Indiana Jones trilogy (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade) work as a single journey towards faith. In the first film, Indy fully rejects religion and by the third film he accepts God. How does this happen? Indy takes a journey by exploring archeology, mythology, and theology that is best exemplified by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Like many people who come to find faith, it does not occur overnight. Indy takes a similar path, using his career and adventurer status to help him find Ultimate Truth.
"Faith Under the Fedora: Indiana Jones and the Heroic Journey Towards God,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 18:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol18/iss2/7