Category Archives: Jesus Films

Free Jesus Film DVD for Your Church!

Just thought I’d let everyone know about this free offer from Voice of the Martyrs.

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My Passion of the Christ Article in New Identity Magazine

The Passion of the Christ is a singular moment in the history of Jesus films. Since before its theatrical debut, it has incited heated criticism, lofty praise and long debates about issues ranging from racial bigotry to violence in film. In my latest column for New Identity Magazine, I offer some ideas on viewing this film apart [...]

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Update on Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen

It’s not over, folks. There’s more to come.

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Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (1964) – Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen Part 2

When I decided to put this list together, I almost didn’t include this film. It is arguably the most popular and well-recognized film on this list. But, even though it is a favorite among critics and scholars, it is still unknown to most people, particularly in the United States.  That’s a shame because it’s one [...]

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Golgotha (1933) – Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen Part 1

I’ve chosen to cover my list of Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen in chronological order. So, first up is Golgotha, a French film from 1933 directed by Julien Duvivier. It’s a splendid, though rarely seen picture which carries the unique distinction of being the first film on the life of Christ with sound. Alternately [...]

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Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen: The List

Here’s my complete list of Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen, each with a link to its post in the blog series. There are more to come! Stay tuned here for the rest of the series!

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Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen

Top ten lists of Jesus films are a recurring theme and the usual suspects are pretty universal. So, when *catapult magazine was putting together its annual “Ten Things” list for 2012, I thought I might take the opportunity to offer a list of films in the genre that are a bit more under the radar.

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A Liturgy, A Legacy: Why I Study Jesus Films

  It’s always interesting to talk to people about why I study Jesus films. Beyond the pure cinematic interest, for me, there are two threads that run through the study of Jesus films: The historical and the liturgical.

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