Saturday, March 01, 2008

The BBC's new film "The Passion" starts on March 16 in the UK and will be shown later on HBO. The site has links to readings of Mark's passion narrative. The film takes Jesus' Jewishness seriously and removes tendentious aspects of the passion narrative: the people present in Jerusalem do not say "His blood on us and our children" for example. Articles by Mark Goodacre and Ed Kessler provide scholarly perspectives. The whole thing sounds promising.

1 comment:

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks for blogging on this, Deirdre. I think it's a fine piece of work -- I hope others will be as impressed with it as I am.