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Does it follow the Bible? 
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Tony Winner
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I feel like now the conversation has devolved into debating how strongly evangelical the shows are supposed to be. Neither show, in my opinion, has the agenda of proselytizing, nor are they "religious" at their core.

JCS is a fictionalized and stylized account of the politics surrounding the ministry and execution of the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth, believed by many to be the son of God.

Godspell (in its incarnation as we know it today....I'm not talking about Tebelak's senior thesis/"passion play") is about the formation of a community, and it just so happens the particular community is that of a troupe donning the personae of the Christian "Jesus" and his followers.

Obviously, both would utilize the Bible because it contains the "primary sources" for the material, if you will. But neither show purports to be Biblical. Thus, neither show really should be evaluated as to how well it conveys a Gospell message, since that is only incidental to the storytelling.


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While I do agree with some of what you've said (which is why I stopped responding, frankly) my answers were originally intended to answer the questions raised by the original poster.

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^ Oh certainly. I wasn't attacking you, as you were indeed answering the question. It just appeared to me that other posts had taken the original question as a springboard to debate the show's wrongly attributed evangelical content.

On that note, a particular production is of course free to add that sort of preacher's agenda in because the content can lend itself to that. My point is that it's not essential to the show by any means.


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Okay, so I've never actually read the Bible, just Acts for CCD, so my thoughts may not be too valid.
Mary Magdelene is implied to be a prostitute, thats 'tradational' but it comes from Romans who were sexist and decided that a woman should not play a signifigant part in a religion so they made her a prostitute to make her look bad. Wow, thanks Romans for starting the "I'm Religious so I must be anti-women" stereotype. :x

Judas is a bit more 'humanized' in JCS. thats not nessicarly in canon. Jesus is more human than Divine. Jesus also never perfroms any mircales or makes His Assumption into Heaven like in the Bible.


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Ive read in one book that ALW wasnt wrong on any off the major things in the bible but I havent seen JCS yet nor read the bible that properly.

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