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Title: Jews, Christians, and ‘The Passion’
Authors: Berger, David
Keywords: The Passion of Christ
anti-Semitism in film
Jewish-Catholic relations
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Mel Gibson
the Vatican Council
Gospel narratives
Jesus --Crucifixion.
Issue Date: May-2004
Publisher: American Jewish Committee
Citation: Berger, D. (May 2004). Jews, Christians, and ‘The Passion’. Commentary Magazine, 117(5), 23-31.
Series/Report no.: Commentary Magazine;117(5)
Abstract: Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ opened on February 25, Ash Wednesday. I planned to catch a noon showing that Friday, and I was a nervous wreck. Even setting aside the question of anti-Semitism, reviewers had depicted a movie so horrific, with clawed whips sending chunks of bloodied flesh flying across the screen, that I was not sure I could endure the experience. (In the aftermath of childhood nightmares, I have assiduously avoided fictional horror and cinematic gore alike.) But one can hardly undertake to write about a film whose controversial nature rests in part on its violence and close one's eyes when the going gets tough. And so I entered the theater in fear and trembling. (from Introduction)
Description: Magazine article / Film review
ISSN: 0010-2601
Appears in Collections:Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS): Faculty Publications

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