Author : Piper Michael Collins
Title : The passion play at Oberammergau An historical introduction
Year : 2005

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Had it not been for one particular event on a certain day some 2, 000 years ago, the bizarre and particularly brutal ancient Roman practice of crucifixion would have undoubtedly been forgotten. While perhaps millions died this way, it was the destruction of just one being upon the Cross that captured the attention of history. Although the crucifixion of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ, has been commemorated in countless illustrations and even film, Mel Gibson's monumental The Passion of the Christ brought home the reality of our Lord's last hours in a fashion unlike anything ever seen. Gibson's film was not only a gigantic box-office smash in the United States-despite determined efforts to stop the film from being distributed-but it also was a major sensation, received favorably in all Muslim nations where Christ is revered as a prophet. In addition, when the film was screened for Christian audiences in Malaysia and in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim republic, The Passion of the Christ received popular acclaim. ...