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What kind of Christological view is emphasized in The Last Temptation of Christ, and what evidence do you see for a Christological view in th this movie?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 1, 2013 at 10:53 PM (Answer #1)

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Christology: theological question that comprises the doctrines concerning both the person of Christ and His works

One conclusion that might be drawn about Christological views is that the film The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, Martin Scorsese) [book, 1953 Nikos Kazantzakis] expresses the heretical view called Ebionism [heresy: determined by the Pope's councils to be opposed to traditionally orthodox views]. Ebionism is one of the earliest Jewish-Christian views that was later superseded after the various Roman persecutions of Jews and/or Christians had driven a separation between Jews and Christians [in a summary paraphrase of Boorstein's claims, neither Jews nor Christians wanted to associate with both groups and undergo both and continual persecutions]. In accord with Ebionism, Jesus is shown as a strongly and vigorously realized human whose spirituality (as in the raising of Lazarus) is not necessarily that of divinity as Ebionites existed before the divinity of Jesus doctrines took hold.

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