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The Resource Jesus and Brian : exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian, edited by Joan E. Taylor

Jesus and Brian : exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian, edited by Joan E. Taylor

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Jesus and Brian : exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian
Title
Jesus and Brian
Title remainder
exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joan E. Taylor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Monty Python's Life of Brian film is known for its brilliant satirical humour. Less well known is that the 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 a tumultuous social and political background. This collection is a compilation of essays from foremost scholars of the historical Jesus and the first century Judaea, and includes contributions from George Brooke, Richard Burridge, Paula Fredriksen, Steve Mason, Adele Reinhartz, Bart Ehrman, Amy-Jill Levine, James Crossley, Philip Davies, Joan Taylor, Bill Telford, Helen Bond, Guy Steibel, David Tollerton, David Shepherd and Katie Turner. The collection opens up the Life of Brian to renewed investigation and, in so doing, uses the film to reflect on the historical Jesus and his times, revitalising the discussion of history and Life of Jesus research. The volume also features a Preface from Terry Jones, who not only directed the film, but also played Brian's mum"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.L575
LC item number
J47 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Joan E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • The historical Jesus
  • New Testaments
  • Biblical studies & exegesis
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Historicity of Jesus Christ
Label
Jesus and Brian : exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian, edited by Joan E. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
" ... a conference held by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, in June 2014, with sponsorship from the School of Arts and Humanities, and support too from T & T Clark Bloomsbury. This conference was titled, Jesus and Brian or: What have the Pythons done for us?"--Introduction
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The film in its cinematic context, its reception and its challenges. 1. Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Jesus film / William R. Telford -- 2. The Church of England's Life of Python, or 'What the Bishop saw' / Richard A. Burridge -- 3. When Brian met Moses: Life of Brian (1979), Wholly Moses (1980) and the 'failure' of biblical parody / David Shepherd -- 4. 'Blasphemy!': on free speech then and now / David Tollerton -- 5. The meaning of Monty Python's Jesus / James G. Crossley -- 6. The gospel of Brian / Philip R. Davies -- Part II. History and interpretation via Monty Python's Life of Brian. 7. The historical Brian: reception exegesis in practice / Joan E. Taylor -- 8. 'Romani ite Domum': expressions of identity and resistance in Judaea / Guy D. Stiebel -- 9. 'You'll probably get away with crucifixion': laughing at the cross in Brian and the ancient world / Helen K. Bond -- 10. Brian as a teacher of righteousness / George J. Brooke -- 11. Brian and the apocalyptic Jesus: parody as a historical method / Bart D. Ehrman -- 12. 'Are you a virgin?': biblical exegesis and the invention of tradition / Paula Fredriksen -- 13. Beards for sale: the uncut version of Brian, gender and sexuality / Amy-Jill Levine -- 14. 'What have the Romans ever done for us?': Brian and Josephus on anti-Roman sentiment / Steve Mason -- 15. Hook-nosed heebies: Brian, Jesus and Jewish identity / Adele Reinhartz -- 16. 'The shoe is the sign!': costuming Brian and dressing the first century / Katie Turner
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913829000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567658302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2093943
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913829000
Label
Jesus and Brian : exploring the historical Jesus and his times via Monty Python's Life of Brian, edited by Joan E. Taylor
Publication
Note
" ... a conference held by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, in June 2014, with sponsorship from the School of Arts and Humanities, and support too from T & T Clark Bloomsbury. This conference was titled, Jesus and Brian or: What have the Pythons done for us?"--Introduction
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The film in its cinematic context, its reception and its challenges. 1. Monty Python's Life of Brian and the Jesus film / William R. Telford -- 2. The Church of England's Life of Python, or 'What the Bishop saw' / Richard A. Burridge -- 3. When Brian met Moses: Life of Brian (1979), Wholly Moses (1980) and the 'failure' of biblical parody / David Shepherd -- 4. 'Blasphemy!': on free speech then and now / David Tollerton -- 5. The meaning of Monty Python's Jesus / James G. Crossley -- 6. The gospel of Brian / Philip R. Davies -- Part II. History and interpretation via Monty Python's Life of Brian. 7. The historical Brian: reception exegesis in practice / Joan E. Taylor -- 8. 'Romani ite Domum': expressions of identity and resistance in Judaea / Guy D. Stiebel -- 9. 'You'll probably get away with crucifixion': laughing at the cross in Brian and the ancient world / Helen K. Bond -- 10. Brian as a teacher of righteousness / George J. Brooke -- 11. Brian and the apocalyptic Jesus: parody as a historical method / Bart D. Ehrman -- 12. 'Are you a virgin?': biblical exegesis and the invention of tradition / Paula Fredriksen -- 13. Beards for sale: the uncut version of Brian, gender and sexuality / Amy-Jill Levine -- 14. 'What have the Romans ever done for us?': Brian and Josephus on anti-Roman sentiment / Steve Mason -- 15. Hook-nosed heebies: Brian, Jesus and Jewish identity / Adele Reinhartz -- 16. 'The shoe is the sign!': costuming Brian and dressing the first century / Katie Turner
Control code
913829000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567658302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2093943
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913829000

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