Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Assembled by British documentary filmmaker Antony Thomas, Thy Kingdom Come...Thy Will Be Done is an exploration of the political ramifications of religious fundamentalism. Thomas interviews several "born again" Christians, who espouse their philosophy and their hopes for a better world via unilateral conservatism. The film then concentrates on Heritage USA, the theme park/apartment complex established by the redoubtable Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. The final portion of the film is a study of the influential First Baptist Church of Dallas. Completed in 1986, Thy Kingdom Come... was revised in 1988 to chronicle the Bakkers' fall from grace. The film was first telecast in the United States over PBS on April 6, 1988.
born-again, Christianity, evangelism, fundamentalism, religion
High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance