On The Passion of the Christ: Exploring the Issues Raised by the Controversial Movie
Listed by Members of Classical Passions

The books listed below are pulled from member's favorite book submissions.
By voting on the books listed, you can help to determine whether a book is related to the theme of Classical Passions, or whether it is a non-related, but popular, book among the members of the site. If you believe a book in the list below is 'on theme' with Classical Passions, vote that it is relevant. (If you don't know, just skip it.) Over time, we hope to have a library of books that should be of interest to Classical Passions members.


Calling All Readers! Like The Site Library?
Help Spread The Word...Tweet Our Crazy Awesome Awesomeness!


Sponsored Ad




Sponsored Ad





go back to library


(click to view book on amazon.com)


On The Passion of the Christ: Exploring the Issues Raised by the Controversial Movie


The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson, was a commercial success of astonishing proportions, ranking as one of the highest grossing films of all time. It also unleashed a torrent of controversy and debate, provoking passionate responses, both negative and positive, from people of widely divergent backgrounds and beliefs. Exposing fundamental differences of opinion about everything from the historical reliability of gospel stories to the political power of Hollywood, the film continues to stir up accusations of anti-Semitism, gratuitous violence, and gross misrepresentation of the Bible. This book--whose contributors include theologians, journalists, academics, and clergy from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions--provides a wide spectrum of views and backgrounds. The essays consider the historical and ethical conundrums presented by the New Testament in general and by The Passion of the Christ in particular. The contributors' discussions range from the film's theological and historical underpinnings, to its cinematic and cultural implications, to the issues surrounding the millennia-long question "Who really killed Jesus?"

People who list this book:

jemmamacfarlane


go back to library


















.