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Reactions to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” (this is a long one)

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It’s Holy Week and I’m digging this film review out of my archives and reposting it.  As we go into the final acts of this week, with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Resurrection Sunday, I thought some of the imagery, ideas, and themes in this review fit.

For my course on Theology, Film, and Culture, I was required to view one of several films depicting scriptural stories as per Hollywood. I had seen many of the ones suggested already so I chose one that I had not seen before: Mel Gibson’s controversial film “The Passion of the Christ”. Continue reading

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