Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson's Film and Its Critics

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 224 pages

Record-setting ticket sales. Heated controversy. Sold-out viewings for church groups. And feuding critics. Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has grossed over $500,000,000 in the US alone, and it is still going strong. In Re-Viewing the Passion, experts from diverse backgrounds explore the film, its success and its controversy. Exploring The Passion through lenses such as film, history, feminism, art and literature, and incorporating viewpoints from Catholicism, Judaism and Protestantism, this is a must-have guide for discussion groups, film buffs, and anyone interested in the issues surrounding the film. The Passion has provoked millions to ask questions of their faith, the faith of others, and the movie itself, and this book is the tool that can help them find the answers.

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S. Brent Plate is an assistant professor in the department of religion at Texas Christian University. He is the author/editor of several books including Religion, Art, and Visual Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and is the managing editor of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.

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