To quote Browning, "I feel chilly and grown old." I associate Bergman's films with my youth and his influence on my own spiritual development was incalculable. I think of his films as works of literature, since the screenplays of his best films are as interesting to read as the films themselves are to watch.
I'm not sure I agree with this: "The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963) and The Silence (1963) all lead progressively to a rejection of religious belief, leaving only the conviction that human life is haunted by 'a virulent, active evil'." I don't know where that phrase about evil comes from and I found Winter Light exhilarating in its passionate engagement of the dilemmas of faith.
As I've suggested here before, faith settles nothing. It is a struggle, not a victory. Bergman's own faith may have proved incapable of bearing doubt, but his engagement with religious issues was never glib.