There are many questions which the Gospel accounts of the risen Jesus leave unanswered.
Reviewing the fourth and final part of BBC1’s The Passion, Gerald O’Collins SJ examines how it handles what is perhaps its most difficult task – the portrayal of the Resurrection, and of the way in which the risen Jesus interacts with his still-not-wholly-comprehending disciples.
What do these encounters tell us about the disciples' experience of the Resurrection, about the early Christian communities for whom the gospels were written, and about the risen Jesus himself?
After seeing the third episode of The Passion, Gemma Simmonds reflects on what is perhaps the greatest strength of this drama – the power to make us examine ourselves and our own reactions to Jesus.
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Javier Bardem, Giovana Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno and John Leguizamo
UK Release date: 21 March 2008
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