Revealing Christian Themes in Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we enter the Coliseum and look for Christian themes in GLADIATOR. How is Maximus’s victory of over Commodus like Jesus’s victory over death? Or is Maximus more like the Apostle Paul?

For your convenience you will find each podcast segment at the time referenced below:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Previous Episode Recap
  • 00:05:32 – Movie Discussion
  • 00:53:24 – Christian Themes in GLADIATOR
  • 01:33:47 – Listener Challenge and Feedback
  • 01:44:11 – Well-mannered Frivolity
  • 01:50:44 – Lightning Round 
  • 01:57:23 – Upcoming

GLADIATOR: Strength and Honor | FCC 107

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

– 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NLT

For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.

– Philippians 1:20 NLT

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