After the Passion is Gone

American Religious Consequences

After the Passion is Gone

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ topped box office charts and changed the American religious conversation. The controversies it raised remain unsettled. In After The Passion Is Gone: American Religious Consequences, leading scholars of religion and theology ask what Gibson's film and the resulting controversy reveal about Christians, Jews, and the possibilities of interreligious dialogue in the United States. Landres and Berenbaum's collection moves beyond questions of whether or not the film was faithful to the gospels, too violent, or antisemitic and explores why the debate focused on these issues but not others. The public discussion of The Passion shed light on a wide range of American attitudes--evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish--about media and faith, politics and history, Jesus and Judaism, fundamentalism and victimhood. After The Passion Is Gone takes a unique view of vital points in Christian-Jewish relations and contemporary American religion.

The Passion

The Passion

Henri had a passion for Napoleon and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his Emperor and never killed a single man. Meanwhile, in Venice, the city of chance and disguises, Villanelle was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father - but in the casinos she gambled her heart and lost. As the soldier-chef's love for Napoleon turns to hate he finds the Venetian beauty, and together they flee to the canals of darkness. 'It's a fantasy, a vivid dream... inventive and brilliant' Guardian 'As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author's formidable appetite for life' Sunday Times 'A book of great imaginative audacity and assurance...brilliantly physical (and funny) detail" Times Literary Supplement 'Its concentrated, beautifully detailed prose recalls the diction of fairy tales; its plot incorporates their magic, their shrewd wit and brutality...a deeply imagined and beautiful book, often arrestingly so' New York Times

The Passion of Interpretation

The Passion of Interpretation

In this book, W. Dow Edgerton reviews narratives from the Bible, the Talmud, Greek mythology, and modern fiction in order to provide a better understanding of the nature and work of interpretation. Disclosed are rich, complex, and compelling possibilities for imagining the work of interpretation and what it means to do that work in a time when so much is needed and so much is possible. The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

The Passion in Mark

Studies on Mark 14-16

The Passion in Mark


The Passion of Michel Foucault

The Passion of Michel Foucault

Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.

The Passion

The Passion

In his new book distinguished Jesus scholar Geza Vermes explains the true story behind The Passion of Christ and the recent, highly controversial, film. Vital reading for anyone wanting to know the truth behind the hyperbole Vermes's book is an intelligent and fascinating breakdown of the evidence of the Trial of Jesus and an authentic version of Stations of the Cross. A general introduction dealing with the Jewish court system, the Romen legal procedure and parallel court cases aims to provide a context to The Passion and a greater understanding of Biblical society. Written by the greatest Jesus scholar of his generation this will be required reading for anyone wanting to know the truth.

The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity

The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity

In Carthage in the year 203, two young mothers were martyred together - Perpetua the aristocrat, whose refusals to recant her faith led her parents to take her baby son away from her; and the slave girl Felicitas, who had given birth to her daughter hours before entering the arena. Perpetua's prison diary is a revered text of early Christianity, and Thomas Heffernan's new translation and commentary brings unprecedented scholarly resources to the much-loved Passion. He provides the best treatment of Perpetua and Felicity in English - or in any other language.

The Passion

The Passion

Meditations on the Passion of Jesus are based on "The Mystical City of God" by Marâia de Agreda and "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" by Anne Catherine Emmerich, which also influenced the film "The Passion of the Christ."

People of the Passion

People of the Passion

Threshold Bible Study is a thematic Scripture series designed for both personal study and group discussion. This is that rare kind of series that will help you cross an elusive threshold - using the bible effectively for prayer and spiritual enrichment. This user-friendly series will enhance your personal or group Bible study. Guaranteed to make your love of Scripture grow! - Ronald D. Witherup, S. S., author of the Bible Companion. About People of the Passion Suffering seems to bring out the best and the worst in our human nature. Some people are overcome with hopelessness that leads to despair; others are filled with courage that leads to heroism. Still others exhibit a wide rangs of responses that reveal their character: trust, generosity, steadfastness, cowardice, greed, and pride. The people of the passion in this book are the characters who participated in some dramatic way in the sufferng and death of Jesus. Well-known characters include Peter, Pilate, and Mary Magdalen; lesson-known include Simon of Cyrene, the daughters of Jerusalem, and the woman who anointed Jesus.

On The Passion of the Christ

Exploring the Issues Raised by the Controversial Movie

On The Passion of the Christ

"These essays are well-informed, interesting, and written in an accessible style. The perspectives represented raise unexpected and important issues, eliciting the reader's engagement and creating an absorbing conversation."—Margaret R. Miles, author of Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies