William Cavanaugh, professor of Catholic Studies and director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, appeared in five segments of the Centre for Public Christianity’s 2018 documentary “For the Love of God: How the church is better + worse than you ever imagined.”
The documentary takes a look at Christianity through the years, confronting “the worst of what Christians have done,” while also tracing “the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus.”
“It's an accessible documentary that lays out the best and the worst that Christianity has to offer, while dispelling some historical myths along the way,” Cavanaugh says. “The film is welcome because finding such intelligent and nuanced treatment of religious matters is increasingly rare today.”
“For the Love of God: How the church is better + worse than you ever imagined” has played in cinemas around Australia since May 2018 and also aired on Australia’s national broadcast station, ABC, in October 2018.
All 35 segments — including the five Cavanaugh appears in — are free to watch. Group and school resources are also free. However, there is a charge to watch the full series (four episodes) or the 90-minute cinema version. More information on the documentary can be found here.