Monday, March 11, 2013

History channel's The Bible, Part 2--Review

The History Channel’s The Bible, Parts 3 & 4: Fire the Narrator

March 11th, 2013 Post by
Last night featured the next installment of Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downeys’ docu-drama The Bible on The History Channel. Theirs is a tough challenge, as they try to capture the broad sweep of Holy Scripture in ten hours. They’ve done a decent job of creating a grandiose setting with beautiful landscapes and nice special effects, and so far they’ve systematically marched through a compressed linear presentation of the Bible. Where they seem to be lacking is in presenting the theology behind the spectacle, specifically, the Biblical themes of Law and Gospel, and on an even more basic level, of pointing us to Christ.

Episodes 3 and 4, titled Homeland and Kingdom, roughly cover the <read more at Steadfast Lutherans>