Kresta in the Afternoon – April 14, 2017 – Hour 1

+  The Theology of the Passion of the Christ (full hour)

  • Description: Dr. Monica Miller is here to talk about the theology and symbolism of Mel Gibson’s film. She’ll discuss the sources Gibson used, the authenticity of the depiction, the roles of Mary and Pilate’s wife and more.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Dr. Miller is the director and founder of Citizens for a Pro-life Society. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University. She is the author of several books including Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church, The Theology of the Passion of the Christ and Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars.

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    • The Theology Of The Passion Of The Christ

      Currently available from St Paul's Publishing    Dr Monica Miller presents a serious, scene by scene, in-depth theological study of the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ, focusing not only on the more obvious Marian, Eucharistic and Incarnational themes, but also the more difficult images and gestures of the movie. She examines the demon child held by Satan, the donkey carcass behind Judas, the raven above the thief’s cross and much more. Written in a very reader-friendly style, the book also discusses the film’s depiction of the Jews and Romans from a theological and cultural perspective and examines the various sources of the film, notably the Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich. One chapter examines how the movie has changed people’s lives and an Appendix compares The Passion of the Christ to other movies about the life of Jesus. “For the many devout Christians who were deeply moved by the film The Passion of the Christ, Dr. Monica Miller’s book will be an excellent guide to discussion. Her work is filled with serious questions, answers, and details about the film and its relationship to the traditional Christian theology on the sufferings and the death of Our Lord. If you were touched by the film, you will find this book enlightening and a source of much meditation.” Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR (learn more)

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