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

Photography from the Movie The Passion of the Christ

The Passion

Mel Gibson's film The Passion of The Christ portrays the last twelve hours in the life of Christ - leading up to His crucifixition. In this companion book to the film, the movie's impact continues through the gripping still photographs taken on location during the actual filming. Accompanied by the biblical narrative from the Douay-Rheims Bible as well as Aramaic and Latin text, the drama unfolds rapidly and with searing realism.

Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

The Film, the Gospels and the Claims of History

Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ

An exciting and engaging book that will appeal not only to academics but to the film-viewing public, educated lay-persons and students. Not only will the book aid this audience in a greater appreciation of the film 'The Passion of the Christ' but perhaps more importantly it will enable the reader to distinguish between both the contents of the film and the contents of the Gospels and between the contents of the film and what may be historically reconstructed about Jesus. Furthermore the book will aid the reader to appreciate the contributions that the study of the Gospels and the historical study of Jesus can make to the discussion of the film 'The Passion of the Christ'. Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is edited by Kathleen E. Corley, Oshkosh Northwestern Distinguished Professor and Professor of New Testament at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Robert L. Webb, an independent scholar living near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The other contributors are: Dr. John Dominic Crossan, Professor Emeritus of religious Studies at DePaul University, Illinois. Dr. Helen K. Bond, Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at New College, University of Edinburgh, UK; Dr. Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada; Dr Mark Goodacre, Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, UK; Dr. Glenna S. Jackson, Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio; Dr. Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; Dr. Mark Allan Powell, Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; Alan F. Segal, Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York; Dr. W. Barnes Tatum, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Greensboro College, North Carolina; David J. Goa, Curator Emeritus at the Provincial Museum of Alberta and a Fellow of the M.V. Dimic Institute for the Study of Culture at the University of Alberta.

Engaging the Passion

Perspectives on the Death of Jesus

Engaging the Passion

Engaging the Passion gathers an impressive array of scholars to survey how the death of Jesus has been portrayed and represented in Scripture, liturgy and music, literature, art and film, and theology and ethics—from the first to the twenty-first centuries. The contributors approach the passion from a variety of perspectives—diversely Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular. Their voices differ as well, from the challenging to the comforting and from the academic to the confessional. They address the faithful, the skeptical, and the curious.

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

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.

The Passion Story

From Visual Representation to Social Drama

The Passion Story

"The incidence of Passion imagery in diverse media is fundamental to the histories of Christian piety, church politics, and art in European and American societies. At the same time, the visualization and reenactment of Christ's suffering has for centuries been the principal engine generating popular perceptions of Jews and Judaism. The essays collected in this book, written by eminent scholars with an eye toward the nonspecialist reader, broadly survey the depiction and dramatization of the Passion and consider the significance of this representational focus for both Christians and Jews. This anthology provides a unique, multifaceted overview of a subject of enduring importance in today's religiously pluralistic societies."--BOOK JACKET.

The Passion Bargain

The Passion Bargain

Carlo Carlucci won't take no for an answer.The passionate Italian pursues tour guideFrancesca Bernard, who stirs him with her beautyand innocence more than any other woman.But Francesca is also an heiress, and alreadyengaged to a man whom Carlo believes is agold digger. There's only one way he canprotect Francesca—and satisfy his desire—andthat's to claim her for himself, as his wife!

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

These books show how several readers can proclaim the Passion well. Rather than simply dividing the Passion into the parts, this book allows the evangelist's understanding of the Passion to be heard and pondered. You'll also find proclamation tips and suggestions for musical refrains, acclamations and hymns. The cover is suitable for use in the liturgy, and the type and the use of sense lines allow for ease of proclamation. The text of the English version is that of the revised U.S. lectionary. The text of the Spanish version corresponds to the Mexican lectionary.

The Passion Test

The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny

The Passion Test

Accessible to anyone of any faith or background, The Passion Test takes readers on a journey to experience the transformation that occurs when they determine what really matters most to them. Through interactive sections, the book helps the reader to identify their top 5 passions, and provides guidance on how to align their life with those passions. Combining powerful storytelling and profound wisdom from the world's leading experts in self-development, The Passion Testshows practical ways how the law of attraction can be used to bring a life of unlimited reward and unconditional love.