Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jesus, the Spirit of God

Here's a film that a lot of other websites are already up in arms about.

Jesus, The Spirit of God, is an Iranian film about the Islamic version of the life of Christ. Partly funded by Iranian State Broadcasting, the film follows the Gospels for the most part, the divergers when, as recounted in the Koran, (SPOILER WARNING) God saves Jesus from the Cross and He ascends straight to Heaven.

I just listened to a podcast the other day discussing the Islamic view of Jesus. The theory on the podcast was that Muhammed was familiar only with the Gnostic Gospels that were popular in Arabia at the time. This would explain the way that Muhammed felt the Jesus could be integrated with the Koran.

A lot of people are upset about this film, and I can't say that I'm happy with it's theology, but it does raise an interesting point.

How do you think Jewish people feel when there are Christian movies made about Moses, Abraham and David?

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