Sacred Literalism – Christ On The Screen

America has a long tradition of being outraged at depictions of religion on the silver screen. “Since the beginning of movies, filmmakers worldwide have courted controversy with their attempts to ‘literalize the sacred.’ It’s true whether the subject is Jesus in The King of Kings, the Muslim prophet Muhammad in Mohammed, Messenger of God, or the Hindu deity Rama in the Ramayana.” And so the latest “The Passion of The Christ” is nothing new.