Film, Faith, and Cultural Conflict: The Case of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 148 pages
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Scorsese's 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ arguably generated more resistance and conflict upon its release than any film before or since, engendering intense debate and even hatred between religious conservative protesters and liberal progressive defenders of the picture. This is the first full examination of the controversy, its participants, and their claims concerning the film's religious meaning.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAST TEMPTATION CONTROVERSY
11
DEMYSTIFYING THE CHRISTIAN SCAPEGOAT
35
COUNTERING BLASPHEMY
61
PROTECTING FREEDOM OF SPEECH SCAPEGOATING RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES
81
APPEALS TO TOLERANCE OPRAHS PRESENTATION OF THE CONTROVERSY
99
SCAPEGOATING AS LEGAL PROCESS
113
CONCLUSION
123
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
129
INDEX
143
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ROBIN RILEY is Assistant Professor of Electronic Media in the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

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