"The exegeses are tours de force that will surprise and delight readers by taking them so far below the surface of Gibson''s tortuous realism. For college stedents especially, the essays will succinctly and gracefully demonstrate how informed cinematic and historical interpretations can affect a viewer''s experience. . . . I can report that the book will be a real page turner for anyone interested in popular religious expression, anti-Semitism, the alliance between evangelicals and Catholics formed around this film, and a host of other issues that agitate American religious culture." -- John Shelton Lawrence "Journal of American Culture"
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About the Author
Timothy K. Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, and codirector of the Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion and Culture at Case Western Reserve University. His most recent book is Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith. Tod Linafelt is associate professor of biblical literature at Georgetown University. He is the author of Surviving Lamentations: Catastrophe, Lament, and Protest in the Afterlife of a Biblical Book, also published by the University of Chicago Press.