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Jesus of Hollywood$
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Adele Reinhartz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.001.0001

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(p.87) 5 Joseph
Jesus of Hollywood

Adele Reinhartz (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the ways in which the Gospels, on the one hand, and the movies on the other, handle the embarrassment of Mary's pregnancy out of wedlock. Whereas Joseph has only a minor role in the Gospels and in most Jesus biopics, some films explore the relationship between Joseph and Jesus in great detail, and attribute to Joseph a formative role in Jesus' development into adulthood and into a mature understanding of his own mission.

Keywords:   paternity, apocryphal Gospels, Gospels, Holy Family, family values, gender roles

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