FT 07-F In the Eye of the Beholder: Images of Jesus Through Gospel and Film
Gary A. Phillips, Department of Philosophy and Religion
This freshman tutorial examines images of Jesus in ancient Gospel texts and contemporary film. The course focuses upon canonical (Mark, Matthew, Luke, John) and noncanonical (Thomas, Philip, Mary) gospel texts. The aim is to understand the variety of complex literary, historical and theological ways Jesus in interpreted in gospel texts and to assess contemporary cinematic efforts to represent Jesus as savior figure(including Jesus of Montreal, The Gospel According to St. Matthew, The Life of Brian, Last Temptation of Christ, the Passion of the Christ, and The Matrix).