Week 7 Monday

November 5, 2007

The documentaries…I don’t think it’s necessary to express discontent with the choice of presentation. Some thought-provoking comments were made, however. The colonial view of the priests, for instance, who were the unfortunate go-betweens, trying to keep the peace between the people and Rome. It’s a different perspective to consider that the priests seized Jesus and turned him over to Pilate in order to keep a massacre from occurring over Passover when so many Jews were visiting the city. It reminds me of one of the articles we read earlier this quarter, “Renewal Movements” by Horsley. He makes similar observations about the position of the Pharisees in Jerusalem at that time.

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