After the Passion is Gone: American Religious Consequences

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J. Shawn Landres, Michael Berenbaum
Rowman Altamira, 2004 - Performing Arts - 348 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

ALMOST A CULTURE WARTHE MAKING OF THE PASSION CONTROVERSY
23
PASSIONATE BLOGGING INTERFAITH CONTROVERSY AND THE INTERNET
35
LIVING IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD UNDERSTANDING EVANGELICAL SUPPORT FOR THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
47
THE PASSION PARADOX SIGNPOSTS ON THE ROAD TOWARD MORMON PROTESTANTIZATION
59
IS IT FINISHED? THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST AND THE FAULT LINES IN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY
75
THE PASSION IN CONTEXT
89
THE JOURNEY OF THE PASSION PLAY FROM MEDIEVAL PIETY TO CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY
93
THE GIBSON CODE?
105
THEOLOGICAL BULIMIA CHRISTIANITY AND ITS DEJUDAIZATION
177
A MARCH OF PASSION OR HOW I CAME TO TERMS WITH A FILM I WASNT SUPPOSED TO LIKE
193
THE EXPOSED FAULT LINE
207
CRUCIFYING JESUS ANTISEMITISM AND THE PASSION STORY
219
FIVE INTROSPECTIVE CHALLENGES
229
NO CRUCIFIXION NO HOLOCAUST POSTHOLOCAUST REFLECTIONS ON THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
243
THE PASSIONATE ENCOUNTERTHE ETHICS OF AFFIRMING YOUR FAITH IN A MULTIRELIGIOUS WORLD
255
REFRAMING DIFFERENCE EVANGELICALS SCRIPTURE AND THE JEWS
267

BUT IS IT ART? A PRELUDE TO CRITICISM OF MEL GIBSONS THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
115
ANTISEMITISM WITHOUT ERASURE SACRED TEXTS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS
125
THEOLOGIZING THE DEATH OF JESUS GIBSONS THE PASSION AND CHRISTIAN IDENTITY
137
MANLY PAIN AND MOTHERLY LOVE MEL GIBSONS BIG PICTURE
149
IMAGO CHRISTI AESTHETIC AND THEOLOGICAL ISSUES IN JESUS FILMS BY PASOLINI SCORSESEAND GIBSON
159
JEWS AND CHRISTIANS REFRAMINGTHE DIALOGUE
173
THE PASSION OF WAR
279
BIBLIOGRAPHY
289
INDEX
331
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
341
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J. Shawn Landres is a research fellow at the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the University of Judaism. He co-edited Personal Knowledge and Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion. Michael Berenbaum is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of Judaism. He has written and edited fifteen books, most recently A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors.