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Honest to Jesus

Passion plays provide action and you-are-there drama. They also get the Gospels dangerously wrong.

By Stephen Prothero
February 22, 2004

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JUST OVER A CENTURY ago, in the winter of 1898, the first American film about Jesus, "The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau," transported audiences to the Bavarian Alps to witness Jesus's death as it had been dramatized by the townsfolk of the village of Oberammergau since 1634. (Full Article: 1493 Words)

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