Jesus Politics: The Bible and the Ballot (2008)

Jesus Politics: The Bible and the Ballot


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After fighting as an Israeli soldier in the 1973 war, and troubled by the nation's obsessive mixing of the Bible with politics, the filmmaker left for America, which he considered a "safe haven" because of its separation between church and state. Thirty-five years later, alarmed by the prominent role of religion in the 2008 American presidential campaign, he decides to make a road trip, to try and understand the phenomenon.

Rather than follow the candidates, however, Ziv decides to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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All Critics (4)

The fundamental questions raised by Jesus Politics are crucial. The relationship between religion and politics is difficult and complex, in need of close attention by all.

Full Review… | November 14, 2008

Politicos may still need to purchase Jolt soda to stay tuned for all 90 minutes.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

The caucus, primary and institution interviews with campaign workers, churchgoers and their leaders, are unexceptional stuff.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Jesus Politics: The Bible And The Ballot uncovers some unexpected revelations about religious influences on politics, not so much among Republicans and their evangelical supporters which is already well documented, but in the Democratic race.

Full Review… | October 25, 2008

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