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The fervour of the Christ, Mel Gibson's astounding movie concerning the loss of life of Jesus, has speedy develop into some of the most widely-viewed videos of all time?and the most fiercely vilified. it really is extra enjoyed and concurrently extra loathed than any prior paintings of cinematographic paintings. a few hold that this movie has introduced them to a brand new religion in Christ or a deeper knowing of the religion they already had. Read more...

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He concludes that a Christian viewer is forced into a “sadomasochistic paradox” in which her faith in the necessity of Christ’s sacrifice compels her to squelch “the ordinary human response”—namely, “wish[ing] for the carnage to stop” (Scott 2004). Others assume that the violence of the depiction is attributable to Gibson mindlessly plugged Jesus into formulaic action or horror genres. A more charitable response would be to ask: what purpose might be served by such a vivid and disturbing depiction?

His help has been indispensable. Abigail Myers and Mitu Pandya read many of the essays in draft form and offered keen insights to improve them. Finally, I should express appreciation to Sandro D’Onofrio, who compiled the index, to Free Inquiry for permission to reprint Paul Kurtz’s essay with a few modifications, and to David Ramsay Steele of Open Court for his support and help. 1 Who Do You Say that I Am? Mel Gibson’s Christ RALPH MCINERNY When Dorothy Sayers wrote a radio play about Christ many believers professed to be shocked that a human actor should play the role of Jesus.

For Dostoevsky, pessimistic Christianity misses the true import of Christ’s life, which shows us the “beauty and glory” of a world made new through Christ’s love, and impels us to connect in love to others. ”* SOURCES Albert Camus. 1991. The Plague Translated by Stuart Gilbert. New York: Vintage. Allegra Donn. 2004. The Passion Shows Us All How Violent We Really Are. Interview with Monica Bellucci. Evening Standard, London (25th March). Fyodor Dostoevsky. 1990. The Brothers Karamazov. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volkhonsky.

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