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The Religious Affiliation of Director
John Woo is a Lutheran. He has discussed how the doves he uses in so many of his films are an important symbol of his Christian faith.
CAPTION: John Woo was honored by Hong Kong Baptist University November 9 when he received an honorary university doctorate of Doctor of Social Sciences for contributions to the movie industry.
PHOTO SOURCE: "Honorary doctor degree for John Woo" in People's Daily Online, 06.12.2004 (http://www.redonwhite.net/woo/news/index.shtml; viewed 22 August 2005)
From: "Religious Affiliations of Celebrities" page in "Celebrity Religion" section of "Religion Facts" website (http://www.religionfacts.com/celebrities/religions_of_celebrities.htm; viewed 26 April 2007):
Below is an index of the religious affiliations or belief systems of celebrities (both living and dead; in film, television, music, literature, academics and politics), listed in alphabetical order by last name...
Celebrity: John Woo
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The acclaimed Hong Kong director grew up in the Lutheran church, which was his shelter in a frightening world of gangs. He uses Christian symbolism, like doves, in his ultra-violent movies. "The church's peace and harmony symbolize understanding and redemption, and everyone, whether you're good or bad, can find salvation in the church." - Salon.com, June 27, 1997 [link to: http://www.salon.com/june97/entertainment/woo970627.html]
Webpage created 22 August 2005. Last modified 26 April 2007.
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