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|Named Person:||Jesus Christ; Jesus Christus.; Jésus-Christ.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joan E Taylor
|ISBN:||9780567658326 0567658325 9780567658319 0567658317|
|Notes:||" ... a conference held by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, in June 2014, with sponsorship from the School of Arts and Humanities, and support too from T & T Clark Bloomsbury. This conference was titled, Jesus and Brian or: What have the Pythons done for us?"--Introduction.|
|Description:||xxvii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part I. The film in its cinematic context, its reception and its challenges. 1. Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Jesus film / William R. Telford --
2. The Church of England's Life of Python, or 'What the Bishop saw' / Richard A. Burridge --
3. When Brian met Moses: Life of Brian (1979), Wholly Moses (1980) and the 'failure' of biblical parody / David Shepherd --
4. 'Blasphemy!': on free speech then and now / David Tollerton --
5. The meaning of Monty Python's Jesus / James G. Crossley --
6. The gospel of Brian / Philip R. Davies --
Part II. History and interpretation via Monty Python's Life of Brian. 7. The historical Brian: reception exegesis in practice / Joan E. Taylor --
8. 'Romani ite Domum': expressions of identity and resistance in Judaea / Guy D. Stiebel --
9. 'You'll probably get away with crucifixion': laughing at the cross in Brian and the ancient world / Helen K. Bond --
10. Brian as a teacher of righteousness / George J. Brooke --
11. Brian and the apocalyptic Jesus: parody as a historical method / Bart D. Ehrman --
12. 'Are you a virgin?': biblical exegesis and the invention of tradition / Paula Fredriksen --
13. Beards for sale: the uncut version of Brian, gender and sexuality / Amy-Jill Levine --
14. 'What have the Romans ever done for us?': Brian and Josephus on anti-Roman sentiment / Steve Mason --
15. Hook-nosed heebies: Brian, Jesus and Jewish identity / Adele Reinhartz --
16. 'The shoe is the sign!': costuming Brian and dressing the first century / Katie Turner.
|Responsibility:||edited by Joan E. Taylor.|
I was astonished when I heard there was to be a conference where proper New Testament scholars would be discussing what they had learnt from Life of Brian! This is the result. Fascinating... John
- Life of Brian (Motion picture)
- Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
- Monty Python's life of Brian (UK, Terry Jones, 1979)
- RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- General.
- RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
- RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
- Jesus Christus.
- Life of Brian.
- Jesus på film.
- Religion på film.
- Monty Python.