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John M. Kelly Library

Documentaries: Protestantism

The Kelly Library collects resources to support the Faculty of Theology and the St Michael's College Christianity and Culture Program

See also the list of documentaries on Christianity


The Amish: A People of Preservation

BX8129 .A6 A66 2000 DVD
54 minutes
Mennonite historian John Ruth looks at Amish origins, farm life, childhood, school, worship, recreation, courtship, barn-raising, horse-transportation, tourism, land pressures, and new cottage industries.

The Amish: Back Roads to Heaven

BX8129 .A6 A663 2007 DVD
46 minutes
Burton Buller documents the lives of the Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites in Pennsylvania.

Billy Graham: God's Ambassador

BV3795 .G69 B5559 2006 DVD
122 minutes; released 2005
An authorized documentary about evangelist Billy Graham's life and ministry.


BX4827 .B57 B56 2003 DVD
90 minutes
A documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor who opposed the Nazis.

Cardinal Newman, the Littlemore Years

BX4705 .N5 C374 2008 DVD
30 minutes
The story of John Henry Newman's work as an Anglican clergyman in the village of Littlemore.

The Cross and the Switchblade

BV4464.5 .W522 2003 DVD
105 minutes
A feature-length movie adaptation of David Wilkerson's autobiography about his ministry among gang members in New York City.

Friends of God

BR115 .P7 F754 2007 DVD
56 minutes
Alexandra Pelosi takes a roadtrip meeting a cross-section of evangelical Americans.

God and Politics

BR115 .P7 G62 2004 DVD
3 discs (60 minutes; 60 minutes; 90 minutes)
A three-part series hosted by Bill Moyers. The Kingdom Divided looks at Christianity, and particularly liberation theology, in Central America. The Battle for the Bible examines beliefs about the Bible among Southern Baptists. On Earth as it is in Heaven explores Christian Reconstructionism, a movement that urges believers to become politically active in order to create a world where the Bible is the basis for all government, law, and economic systems

The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

BR309 .G74 2001 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Jesus Camp

BR1641 .A1 J47 2006 DVD
84 minutes
A visit to an evangelical children's summer camp in North Dakota where children are encouraged to become active in advocating the causes of their religious movement.

The Jesus Factor

BR115 .P7 J47 2004 DVD
60 minutes
An examination of the role of Evangelical Christianity in American politics.

The Life of C.S. Lewis: Through Joy and Beyond

PR6023 .E926 Z913 1979 DVD
60 minutes
A documentary about the life of C.S. Lewis with visits to his birthplace, school, and home at Oxford University.

Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

BR333.3 .C37 2004 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Righteous Before God

BT764.2 .R53 2001 VHS
37 minutes
A documentary about the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation.


PN1997 .S57 1998 DVD
133 minutes; released 1993.
A feature-length movie based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor who remains untouched by any great p.phpon until he meets and falls in love with Joy Gresham, a feisty, abrasive New York divorce.

The Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

CB353 .R85 2002 DVD
4 discs; 24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

With God on Our Side

BR526 .W57 1996 VHS
6 videocassettes, 55 minutes each
Using documentary footage and current interviews, this series chronicles the involvement of conservative, primarily Protestant, Christians in political and social issues.