Jesus and Brian Paperback

Exploring the Historical Jesus and His Times via Monty Python's Life of Brian

by Joan E. Taylor;

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Jesus and Brian

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Monty Python's The Life of Brian film was known for its satirical humour being clever and cutting. Less well known is that the Monty Python film contains references to what was, at the time of its release, cutting edge biblical scholarship and Life of Jesus research. This research, founded on the acceptance of the Historical Jesus as a Jew who needs to be understood within the context of his time, is implicitly referenced through the setting of the Brian character within the tumultuous social and political background of his time. This collection is a compilation of essays from some of our current times' foremost scholars of the historical Jesus and the first century Judea, and includes contributions from Martin Goodman, Geroge Brooke, Joan Taylor, Bart Ehrman, Amy-Jill Levine, James Crossley, Philip Davies and Helen Bond. The collection opens up Life of Brian to renewed investigation and in so doing, uses the film to revitalise the discussion of Christian history, biblical studies, and Life of Jesus research. The volume also features a contribution from Terry Jones, who not only directed the film, but also played Brian's mum.

Jesus and Brian by Joan E. Taylor was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2015. The ISBN for Jesus and Brian is 9780567658319.

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Details for Jesus and Brian

Page last updated 15th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2015)
Number of Pages304
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4322783
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