Saturday, October 04, 2003

"THE OTHER JESUS MOVIE" is, of course, The Gospel of John. This Beliefnet article (via Mark Goodacre) is by Professor Alan F. Segal (Barnard College, Columbia University), a Jewish specialist in early Christianity and ancient Judaism who was on the committee of academic advisors for the movie. He is one of my colleagues on the steering committee of the Society of Biblical Literature's Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism Group. As Mark says, it's encouraging to see academics and filmmakers working together on a project like this. Alan's next book, coming out in the spring, is Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion.

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