Jesus of Nazareth

Friday, April 09, 2010

Movie director Paul Verhoeven talks about his lifelong fascination with the facts and fictions surrounding the life of Jesus. He’s written a work of scholarship that paints a portrait of Jesus the man and Jesus the radical prophet, Jesus of Nazareth. We'll also talk about his career as a film director.


Paul Verhoeven

Comments [12]

David from Boston


How about a question about the contents of the book? You sound totally unprepared. Try to at least skim through the book next time. Great interview. Thanks.

Apr. 10 2010 10:13 AM
Castaway from Berkeley, California

See Jesus of Nazareth's commentary on people like Pope Benedict.

Apr. 09 2010 09:23 PM
Ed H. from Larchmont

See Pope Benedict's 'Jesus of Nazareth' for the relation of these historical studies and the Jesus of faith, of the Church.

Apr. 09 2010 01:27 PM
frank soriano from morristown, nj

Mr.Verhoeven seems an example of Albert Schweitzer's assessment of those questing the "historical Jesus"; namely, they find the Jesus they were looking for. Secondly, except for the furor that the Jesus Seminar caused when its method and conclusions hit the media, their work was not and still is not highly regarded by top drawer biblical scholars.

Apr. 09 2010 01:22 PM
Ed H. from Larchmont

If one does not become like a child, one can not enter the Kingdom of God.

Apr. 09 2010 01:18 PM
John from Manhattan

Remind Paul that one of his early films, the brilliant "The 4th Man" had heavy christian overtones.

Apr. 09 2010 01:18 PM
Ed H. from Larchmont

The gospels came out of different schools that were centered around different Apostles. The Jesus Seminar aims at the historical Jesus, but this has to be distinguished from the Christ of faith, based on the Church's teachings.

Apr. 09 2010 01:17 PM
Ed H. from Larchmont

But the writing began right after the Resurrection, the Gospels are the culmination of decades of collecting writings and then putting them together.

Apr. 09 2010 01:12 PM
Ed H. from Larchmont

Yes, it was 'at hand'.

Apr. 09 2010 01:11 PM
mike from Brooklyn

I loved Robo-cop it was a perfect sci-fi action satire. It is highly underrated.

Apr. 09 2010 01:08 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

Tell the truth, this is going to be one of your famous April Fool's Day routines, right?

Apr. 09 2010 12:59 PM
Arturo from Texas

Greetings to Mr Verhoeven.

I wonder if Jesus would have approved of this simplistic Kitsch "Black Book" with its random fairy tale plot? Please ask this question.

Thanks! Love the show.

Apr. 09 2010 09:11 AM

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