This passage was written perhaps twenty years after the death of Jesus. There are several quite striking things about it.
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.
Paul lists four essential elements: Jesus died, he was buried, he was raised, and he appeared to Cephas. Inseparable from the claim that Jesus was raised is the fact that he appeared to Simon Peter.
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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