Spiritual Lessons From the 2009 Oscar Nominees

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Spiritual Lessons from the Oscar Nominees

Angelina Jolie in The Changeling

By Paul Asay

Pulpit-pounding priests. Glowering nuns. Martyrdom. Salvation. Love. Fate.

2008 was a great year for spiritual movies, and a look at this year's batch of Oscar nominees proves the point. Many have overt references to faith, be it for good or ill. And all, it seems, have spiritual lessons to impart. Our teachers were everyone from Benjamin Button to Batman, from a Nazi prison guard to an adorable robot with a fondness for musicals. And what did we learn? Read on, dear reader. Read on

Here are 11 spiritual lessons from the 2009 Oscar nominees.

 

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