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Bibil Identifier bibil:244993
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Judas Iscariot: Damned or Redeemed
Title (English, ) A Critical Examination of the Portrayal of Judas in Jesus Films (1902-2014)
Author Hebron, Carol A.
Series Scriptural Traces: Critical Perspectives on the Reception and Influence of the Bible (Volume: 9)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/563
Place 267
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-567-66829-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
298 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract At the beginning of the 20th century, Judas was characterised in film as the epitome of evil: the villainous Jew. Film-makers cast Judas in this way because this was the Judas that audiences had come to recognize and even expect. But in the following three decades, film-makers - as a result of critical biblical study - were more circumspect about accepting the alleged historicity of the Gospel accounts. Carol A. Hebron examines the figure of Judas across film history to show how the portrayal becomes more nuanced and more significant, even to the point where Judas becomes the protagonist with a role in the film equal in importance to that of Jesus'. Hebron examines how, in these films, we begin to see a rehabilitation of the Judas character and a restoration of Judaism.

Hebron reveals two distinct theologies: 'rejection' and 'acceptance'. The Nazi Holocaust and the exposure of the horrors of genocide at the end of World War II influenced how Judaism, Jews, and Judas, were to be portrayed in film. Rehabilitating the Judas character and the Jews was necessary, and film was deemed an appropriate medium in which to begin that process.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Judas Iscariot
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Cinema
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 21st century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
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