Jesus at the Movies
A Guide to the First Hundred Years and Beyond
A unique, exhaustively researched viewers guide to movies about Jesus that takes readers film-by-film from Olcott’s silent classic From the Manger to the Cross (1912) through Dornford-May’s Son of Man (2006). Drawing on his experience as a biblical scholar and teacher on religion and film, Barnes Tatum looks at Jesus films in all their dimensions: as cinematic art, literature, biblical history, and theology. A fascinating analysis of all the Jesus movies that have been made since the beginning of cinematography.
W. Barnes Tatum began his post-undergraduate studies in Bible and Christian origins at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He then returned to the United States to complete his theological and graduate education at Duke University. He has contributed entries on the Bible and films to the 30-volume Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) and has served on occasion as a commentator on Jesus movies: for American Movie Classics (AMC), the History Channel (THC), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC-4), and EO-television (The Netherlands).