A Deconstructive Reading of the Pentecostal Doctrinal View of Catholicism in Fred Amata's Rapture 1and 11


  • John Ebimobowei Yeseibo University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria




The primary motive of the Christian video film genre is to disseminate the church and to sell religious truths. It is a genre that is mostly explored and exploited by Christian evangelists to project the word and their churches. The aim of this paper is to offer a counter view of Fred Amata's caricatural treatment of Catholicism in Rapture 1 and 11.This paper used the deconstructive approach to lay bare the ambivalent Pentecostal ideological view held against Catholicism. In Rapture 1 and 11, the filmmaker has evidently contrived his plots solely on Pentecostal doctrinal constructs. The Pentecostal mission is to denigrate Catholicism. In terms of doctrinal beliefs, the Pentecostal ideology is fore-grounded as the better of the two that is of salvific value to humanity. The veneration of Mary by the Catholic Church does not amount to Mariolatry. Mary is a victim of a Pentecostal/Protestant conspiracy of silence, theologically, liturgically and devotionally (Buena, 2005, p. 42)

Keywords: Christian video, Pentecostal, Catholicism, Ideological, Salvific valuev

Author Biography

  • John Ebimobowei Yeseibo, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
    I am a Senior lecturer of Femist theory and Criticism in the Department of Theatre and Film studies, University of Port Harcourt