Jesus Christ Superstar Essays

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

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    Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock-opera, emerged from the imagination of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Time Rice (lyrics),which was later brought to life on the big screen by director Norman Jewison in 1973. Filmed on location in Israel, the movie is centred around the last seven days of Christ’s life, from the time he arrived in Jerusalem up until his crucifixion. The movie is truly from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, one of the most infamous of all the 12 apostles. In the film, Judas portrays

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

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    After watching the film "Jesus Christ Superstar" based on a famous rock opera of the same name we are to write about the impression it left. The film is telling about the last days of Jesus Christ's life, with a plot organized like a contradiction between Judas and Jesus. We all know that Judas is supposed to be a betrayer, thus a bad guy, but on watching the film it seems he was not that bad. Judas had his reasons, he thought Jesus to be too much "relaxed", not caring about suffering people. So

  • Jesus Christ Superstar Essay

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    In the spring of 2015 audiences were treated to the marvelous spectacular that is ‘Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber that traverses the ages. Director Terri Andrews was able to successfully bring the story of Jesus Christ and his disciples into our modern-day, presenting a show relatable to audiences of all ages. As the audience took their seats we were greeted by a beautiful open stage. The world was immediately presented as an open concept that could unfold into anything

  • Jesus Christ Superstar Essay

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    Jesus Christ Superstar, with music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is a rock opera portraying the struggles between Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot. The play begins with Jesus’, played by John Legend, entering the stage. His disciples are shown waiting for him and begin praising him when he appears. Judas, played by Brandon Victor Dixon, enters the stage warning Jesus’ that his following may be seen as a threat to the Roman Empire. He claims that Jesus is not a God and acting as so will

  • A Reflection On The Movie Jesus Christ Superstar

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    paper over the movie Jesus Christ Superstar. The movie was not one that I would be dying to go see again, but it did have some good scenes and catchy songs. The movie did a pretty good job following the events that happened before Jesus’ death, but in my opinion failed when it came to depicting Jesus’ along with other characters’ personalities. The movie’s theological perspective on Jesus is different from what is usually portrayed in christian films. The movie uses Jesus in a low christology way

  • Jesus And Judaism

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    Stoehr Jesus and Judaism Dr Jason von Ehrenkrook 16 April 2014 The Star of the Show Jesus Christ Superstar, while meant to be strictly musical entertainment, has stirred up much controversy for various subtle and blatant attacks at the Jews. The film’s focus on the final week of Jesus’ life emphasizes the role of the Jews in his ultimate crucifixion and fails to portray the positive effects Judaism had on Jesus during his initial preaching. The film portrays the Jews responsibility for Jesus’ crucifixion

  • Jesus Christ Superstar: Movie Analysis Of The Movie

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    Jesus Christ Superstar is a movie that follows Jesus through certain parts of his life leading up to his crucifixion, and is aimed for a more modern audience. The movie was not one that I would be dying to go see again, but it did have some good scenes and catchy songs. The movie did a pretty good job following the events that happened before Jesus’ death, but in my opinion failed when it came to depicting Jesus’ along with other characters’ personalities. The movie’s theological perspective on

  • Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals?

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    my passion for musical theater. For years I have endured ridicule from my sisters and their friends who have overheard me belting out the lyrics to "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof while in the shower. Ever since my first musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, seven years ago, I have been obsessed with the telling of stories through melody and verse. My heart leaps when I see that Phantom of the Opera is coming to the local theater, or when Guys and Dolls is appearing on television at one in the

  • Analysis Of Christ Before Pilate

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    Guillaume de Croÿ commissioned the painting “Christ before Pilate, with Christ Led to Annas, the Mocking of Christ, the Denial by Peter, and Christ led to Caiaphas”, by The Master of the Beigham Altarpiece, in 1520. The painting stands almost 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide and was originally an altarpiece . Unlike the majority of the altarpieces made during the Renaissance the painting does not contain a significant religious message; instead it holds a political message. The commissioner of the painting

  • The Lutheran Hymnal

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    argumentative” (Hooker,, but played a pivotal role in history. During Luther's time as a monk, the Catholic Church was selling indulgences. Luther took notice to the corruption and began to reason that men can only get their salvation through Jesus Christ, not the Pope or indulgences, let alone the Church itself. Luther began ... ... middle of paper ... ...e symbol of the male tradition as pastors and the symbol of women giving the Eucharist. It is the symbol of Lutheranism in the middle of

  • Athol Fugard's drama, Master Harold

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    tensions of his lifetime in South Africa. The discussion between Sam and Hally about who was "a man of magnitude" (1300) represents the religious tensions of Fugard's lifetime in South Africa between the growing belief in evolution and Jesus Christ's teaching of Creation.  Hally says that Charles Darwin was "a man of magnitude," (1300) because he was "somebody who benefited all mankind" (1301).  He admires Darwin "for his Theory of Evolution" (1301), which according to Hally,

  • Symbol of the Bull in Greenleaf

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    a bull is used to represent Jesus Christ. O'Connor does this according to how the bull looks, how it is rejected, and how it seems to offer grace to Mrs. May. The first way O'Connor uses the bull to represent Christ is by appearance. A few times in the story the bull seems to be lit up like the sun or by the moon. This is comparable to Jesus because many people imagine Christ as a person or a spirit with rays of light flowing from Him. Also, to believers, Christ is their light as He leads them

  • Abington VS/ Schempp

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    reading for the Bible and recitation of the Lord’s Pray prohibited free exercise of religion for his children, and was therefore unconstitutional, under the First Amendment. Mr. Schempp son, Ellory, stated under oath, that he didn’t not believe in Jesus Christ, or the Christian beliefs. He testified that ideas opposing to his were presented to him while he was at school in Abington High. He received punishment because he refused to stand at attention during the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and when

  • Epic of Beowulf

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    significance religion had in inspiring the author and in what manner the author meant to inspire or influence his audience. I do not think that Beowulf is a Christian allegory because Beowulf had very little in common with the Biblical figure of Jesus Christ. I think that religion was not the primary thematic concern of the writer. Although there are discrepancies between the two styles of thinking, Beowulf seems to praise values which were considered moral and good among all humanity, both Christian

  • Beholding the Beauty of Christ: A Blessed Paradox

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    Beholding the Beauty of Christ: A Blessed Paradox I.     Introduction A.     Central verse Psalms 27:4 “One thing have I desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” B.     The word “Beauty” as used here by David is the word “noam” which means splendor or agreeableness. C.     What makes Jesus Christ so admirable, precious, so beautiful, and so glorious is what Jonathan Edwards

  • Anti Abortion - The Truth of Abortion

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    thou me good? There is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto Him, which? Jesus said, THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." ~ Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 19:16-19, King James Version Bible • Introduction : To know and feel truth is essential to understanding. You may say

  • Moral And Ethical Dilemmas

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    steps that will always lead to correct decisions. Unfortunately I do not yet have such a formula and often learn by hard experience right and wrong. Let me start by saying I firmly believe the formula exists, and is to be found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way to live a perfectly ethical and moral life is to be Like Him. There is no other way. The entire world will experiment and try all other forms of self-indulgence and soul searching and will not be one step closer until they begin

  • Superman vs. Christ

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    lives and yet lived a humble life. As one watches the movie, though, he might notice the many similarities between the plot of the movie and the story of Christ’s coming. Superman, savior of the city Metropolis, mirrors the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. Throughout the movie Superman, the names and the actions of the characters were similar to those of the Holy Bible. Two of the major name references to the biblical version deal with Superman (Kah-lel) and his father, Jor-el. In the Greek language

  • The Seven Sacraments of Catholics

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    exists among God’s people, faith in God and To Chrisitan, Jesus Christ is the being that connects us all as one. He played many roles when he was on this earth and is the incarnation of God. In essence, He is God “infleshed”. While he was on the earth, some viewed him as a healer. I believe that receiving reconciliation and the anointing of the sick would require an individual to accept Jesus as the ultimate healer. The Eucharist accepts that Jesus had the ability to turn bread and wine into himself for

  • Camparing Christian Mysticism and Buddhism

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    What can be said about the unspeakable? How does one begin to describe the indescribable? The very act of discussing ineffability questions whether anything can be truly ineffable in the first place. Religion almost always critically depends on the ineffability of some experience or entity. This is a widespread tendency, but some would argue that it is a rule for all religions. That there must be the recognition of something “beyond,” “transcendent” or “pure.” Prior to judging Christian or