1982Re: RE: [John_Lit] The use of FG in times like these
- Oct 2, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>For class entitled "Hollywood Jesus," today I re-viewed the filmThanks, Jeff, it makes me want to go see that film again. For my
>and was immediately struck by the opening image of the film: John the
>Baptist crossing the Brooklyn?? Bridge, with the WTC twin towers in the
>background. In case you have forgotten, that entire film was shot in
>NYC--most of it with an empty city, except for the beginning and end,
>crowds abound. At the end, as Jesus' corpse is carried through NYC, the
>disciples sing the refrain "long live God"--and the city comes
>moving image in light of last month's events.
>Although the following poem is long, it evokes many biblical metaphors of
>buildings, and eventually you will find one powerful image drawn from the
>textually suspect Jn 8:1-11. My point of sharing it with the Johannine
>group is that one sees here a poet's recent attempt to bring biblical
>metaphors to bear (pun intended) on the heavy burden of the events of
Historical Jesus seminar that I taught at YDS three years ago we worked
hard on the recent scholarly literature in class, but we designed eveining
film experiences -- organized and led by students -- around seven Jesus
movies (Godspell, King of Kings, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, The
Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus of Montreal, The Cottonpatch Gospel, and
Phenomenon). It was a really engaging experience.
Does anyone know of a particularly Johannine Jesus movie (the "Cottonpatch
Gospel is John and Matthew)?
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