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King Jesus and _The Passion_ (a recent movie)

 
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amy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:48 am    Post subject: King Jesus and _The Passion_ (a recent movie) Reply with quote

How soon will the moviegoing public be ready for _King Jesus_ in cinematic form? It is a delicate subject, but it seems that people attend in droves the biographical movies about Jesus; these audiences really want to know what happened. Graves's treatment of the subject is unlike any other I've seen -- it blends scholarship (including sources unavailable to most scholars), and the vivid description allowed to novelists, and much more.

What do you think? --Amy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only that, the recent blockbuster best seller The DaVinci Code comes very close to describing the same ideas as The White Goddess and King Jesus.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ian wrote:
Not only that, the recent blockbuster best seller The DaVinci Code comes very close to describing the same ideas as The White Goddess and King Jesus.

Ian


Graves developed some of his ideas further in "The Nazarene Gospel Restored" and Dr. Raphael Patai, his co-author, on "The Hebrew Myths" and the Nazarene Gospel, is also a prolific writer whose works are well-worth reading and whose researches complemented the researches and writings of Robert Graves.

Dr. Raphael Patai is perhaps best known for his book "The Hebrew Goddess" which reveals a wealth of evidence of the connection between the Hebrew God and the goddess triad Asherah/Elat :: Anath/Astarte :: Ashima.

He has also written extensively on how the seasonal rituals of the Bronze Age were later reworked to become temple ceremonies in honour of Yahweh and his bride.

Far from being a heresy of the monarchic period, this theme still survives in the ceremonies of "unification" practised by the most orthodox who seek to reunite the God with his bride, the Shekinah.

The book "The Hebrew Goddess" has been reprinted and expanded at least three times since it was first published in the late 60s as the amount of archaeological and documentary evidence continues to grow. It is well worth reading although it is probably best to read the first edition first before tackling the complexities of the later editions.

Patai cites all of his sources.
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