RE: [John_Lit] RE: Mel Gibson's "Passion" and Johannine motifs
> But what is ironic is that those that those who have beenGratuitous violence? Oh, PLEASE. You simply cannot argue that Gibson's
> protesting gratuitous violence are not doing so now. In
> fact they are buying out blocks of tickets so the violence
> can be seen and -- dare I say it? -- savoured.
PASSION OF THE CHRIST is the equivalent of RESERVOIR DOGS or somesuch.
To call the violence of PASSION gratuitous is insulting. Do not mistake
personalizing the violence with savoring it.
Perry L. Stepp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Kentucky Christian College
"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
- I don't think that Ramsey was speaking for "all", but those of us who
have been around for a while
recognize how people see things, particularly within their culture. And
why do you feel that you need
to break the views of some people? Some of us who have taught for many
years realize that we are
not here to blow apart the faith of people, but rather to instruct them
through what they read, what we are teaching, and then giving them a
chance to put their thoughts together on what they will believe.
Staley, Jeffrey wrote:
>"That's my Jesus" is aArmand J. "Joe" Gagne Jr. PhD.
>phenomenon to be reckoned with among certain folks, one that I try hard
>to break viewers of."
>Those who say "That's my Jesus," are not drawing their notion of Jesus
>from Mel Gibson.
>They are recognizing that Jesus as similarly to their Jesus for one
>simple reason. Their Jesus is crucified for them, and Gibson's film
>helps them to visualize what they *already* believe, and would believe
>even if they had never seen the film.
>Ramsey, do you really want to speak for all the "my Jesuses" out there
University of South Carolina Sumter