In the twentieth century a number of novelists, artists, and filmmakers, resurrected the life of Jesus genre made so popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Renan, Strauss, and others. In addition, novelists Norman Mailer, Jose Saramago, and Ricci have written their own gospels. Burns' collection--taken from a conference at a 2004 regional SBL meeting--explores the ways in which these portraits of Jesus continue to fulfill the familiar observation that people tend to depict Jesus in their own image. In several of the portraits of Jesus, the artists offer a creative response to the realities of the human condition of our time.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 548 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"Both scholars and lay readers interested in twentieth-century literature, art or film that deal with religious topics will enjoy these helpful case studies."
-Margaret E. Ramey, Biblical Theology Bulletin, Vol. 39, 2009