Son of God compared with the four gospels

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Jesus Through the Eyes of Hollywood

Matthew MacNaughton 201201158

RELS 210

Dr. Ronald Charles

Nov. 11, 2014

Matthew MacNaughton

Dr. Ronald Charles

RELS 210

11 November 2014

Jesus Through the Eyes of Hollywood

The life of Jesus Christ was truly extraordinary. The stories we have from his time have shaped people and our modern society greatly even today. One thing Jesus is well known for is the miracles he performed in his endeavor to save mankind from sin. Although one thing that can tend to confuse people in regards to the stories that are written about Jesus is the fact that there are four different accounts of his life. The four accounts come from four of Jesus' apostles; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Now the accounts from these four men share similarities, but there are also a few differences to be noted.

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the four gospels of the Bible as well as the film Son of God directed by Christopher Spencer. After comparing and contrasting I will discuss how when filmmakers create films based on biblical stories or Jesus Christ they take the "best" bits and pieces of the four gospels. I will explore the miracle of Jesus Walking on water, Jesus healing the paralytic, as well as the feeding of five thousand.

The first miracle I want to talk about is when Jesus heals the paralytic. In the account by Matthew Jesus and his disciples had returned to his hometown of Nazareth, the group was just off the boat when some men carrying a paraplegic man approach him. In Marks account it is Capernaum that Jesus went to, such a crowed gathered that no one could...