Sunday, April 25, 2004

MARK GOODACRE has an essay on the Gibson movie over at the Bible and Interpretation website:
The Passion, Pornography and Polemic: In Defense of The Passion of the Christ

While there are some troubling elements in the film, as there are in all the Jesus films, the case that the film is peculiarly anti-Semitic, or, more accurately, anti-Judaic, has been seriously overstated.

This is a must-read. I especially appreciated the way he placed the film into the context of other Jesus movies, an area few people are as well informed on as Mark. He also makes a very interesting observation about the resurrection scene which had never occurred to me.

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