Christ on a Donkey Palm Sunday,...

Christ on a Donkey Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

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At once scholarly and entertaining, Christ on a Donkey is a study of Palm Sunday processions and related royal entries as both spectacular instances of processional theater and highly charged interpretations of the biblical narrative to which they claim allegiance. Harris's narrative ranges from ancient Jerusalem to modern-day Bolivia, from imperial white horses to wheeled wooden images of Christ on a donkey, from veneration to iconoclasm, and from Christ to Ivan the Terrible. A curious theme emerges: those embodied representations of Christ's entry into Jerusalem that were labeled blasphemous, idolatrous, or superstitious by those in power were arguably most faithful to the biblical narrative of Palm Sunday, while those staged with the purpose of exalting those in power and celebrating military triumph were arguably blasphemous pageants.

ISBN
9781641892872
Publisher
ARC Humanities Press
Author
Max Harris
Format
Hardback
Pages
277
Publication date
04 Mar 2019
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 22.86mm
Weight
2 kg
9781641892872
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