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Wrestling with God (1990)

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Wrestling with God is the true story of Alexander Campbell, a man whose conscience came into conflict with the accepted religious precepts of his time, and the struggle and resentment he ... See full summary »

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Margaret Campbell
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Jane Campbell
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Wrestling with God is the true story of Alexander Campbell, a man whose conscience came into conflict with the accepted religious precepts of his time, and the struggle and resentment he endured as a result. Campbell challenged the man-made doctrines of religious organizations to find his own form of personal faith. As the film begins, Thomas Campbell, an Irish minister, has left his home and ministry to settle in America, leaving his eldest son, Alexander to bring the rest of the family after he establishes himself in the new land. During 1808, the family was shipwrecked and forced to regroup in Glasgow, Scotland. Alexander spent the time studying at university and became disenchanted with the hypocrisy of the clerical establishment, severing himself from the church. Arriving in Eastern Pennsylvania, the family is reunited with Thomas, but Alexander dreads having to explain his act to his father. Finally forced to confront the situation, Alexander is amazed to find his father ... Written by Journey Productions

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A true story of people, of family, of life, death, faith and hope.

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Requirement but not entertaining
17 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although it was somewhat historical, film wise this movie was awful. You see the daughter of Alexander being born and the VERY next scene she is 12. Then she seems like she doesn't age the rest of the film. Time jumps so randomly. I watched it because it was a requirement for Restoration History class but I would not recommend it for entertainment at all. Alexander's hair greys VERY fast.... The debate happens out of order. The ending music just STOPS all of the sudden. The outfits did fit the time frame though. So in closing, to get 5 pages double spaced out of this movie I will need to almost quote the whole movie. Other then that...it will be a stretch.


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