Proclamation Over Protest

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

In many ways, organizing political and economic pressure does not require nearly the amount of energy to the success of the Gospel as being "prepared to give an answer."
In 1988, MCA/Universal released a film by director Martin Scorsese based on Nikos Kazantzakis's 1960 novel, The Last Temptation of Christ. Millions of American Christians were outraged, most of them without ever having seen the film, or knowing anyone who had. They protested bitterly that the film, its director, and its distributors were guilty of blasphemy, of shameless and public scorn toward the truth about Jesus. Christian leaders who were spearheading the attack on the film saw the controversy in clear-cut terms. Their side, committed to holiness and truth, was victimized by the profit-hungry, cynical, ...

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