Jesus in Twentieth Century Literature, Art, and Movies / Edition 1

Jesus in Twentieth Century Literature, Art, and Movies / Edition 1

by Paul C. Burns
     
 

ISBN-10: 082642841X

ISBN-13: 9780826428417

Pub. Date: 07/15/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In the twentieth century a number of novelists, artists, and filmmakers, resurrected the life of Jesus genre made so popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Renan, Strauss, and others. In addition, novelists Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, and Ricci have written their own "gospels."
Burns' collection--taken from a conference at a 2004 regional SBL

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Overview

In the twentieth century a number of novelists, artists, and filmmakers, resurrected the life of Jesus genre made so popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Renan, Strauss, and others. In addition, novelists Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, and Ricci have written their own "gospels."
Burns' collection--taken from a conference at a 2004 regional SBL meeting--explores the ways in which these portraits of Jesus continue to fulfill the familiar observation that people tend to depict Jesus in their own image. In several of the portraits of Jesus, the artists offer a creative response to the realities of the human condition of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826428417
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/15/2007
Series:
Studies in Religion (Continuum) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter One: Nino Ricci's Testament: A Creative Re-examination Using the Jesus SeminarChapter Two: Norman Mailer's Gospel: Intertextuality and Conflicted DivinityChapter Three: Kazantzakis' Passion: Tension in the Human ChristChapter Four: Lawrence's Man Who Died: A Sexualized Risen ChristChapter Five: Saramago's Gospel: "Kakaggelia," the Badspell according to Jesus ChristChapter Six: Bulgakov's Master and Marguerita: Jesus Subverts a Marxist StateChapter Seven: Jewish Portrayals of Jesus: Reclamation of Presentation and TransformationChapter Eight: Potok's Asher Lev: Crossing Crucifictional BoundariesChapter Nine: al-'Aqqad's Genius of Christ: An Innovative Muslim Approach to Christ

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