1 The Mystery of the Christ Is There More to this Story than Even Hollywood Imagines?
--J. Douglas Kenyon
As millions have flocked to see Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ
, a multitude of controversies has also arisen. For some the issue is: can such graphic violence serve a spiritual purpose? For others, questions of anti-Semitism are crucial, while still others see advancement for a religious agenda.
Opinion divides, it seems, largely along believer/non-believer lines. On one side is mainstream Christianity--represented by both Catholics and...