The Last Temptation Of Christ Essay examples

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A significant part of The Bible is the story of Jesus Christ. In The New Testament, the story of Jesus is told from the four gospels that each tell a different recount of his life and death. Nevertheless, Jesus is believed to be the Messiah and Son of God in every telling of his story. This divinity is always associated with him, but another important characterization of him is his humanistic quality. Both of these aspects represent his dual nature as a human and a God. This nature of Jesus is present in the film, The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese. The movie is an alternative interpretation of Jesus’s story compared to the gospels in The Bible. Despite being different, both interpretations share the theme about his dual nature regarding his humanistic quality and divinity. However, in The Bible, Jesus’s divinity and human nature are separate entities or work in harmony, while in The Last Temptation of Christ, the two ideas oppose each other. In both mediums, Jesus faces temptation, but his reaction to it exemplify his divine and human nature. In The Bible, he faces the temptation of Satan three times yet he does not concede to Satan. Satan offers to satiate his hunger, to give him the Temple in Jerusalem, and finally “…all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor” (NIV Bible, Mark 4.8). He responses by saying “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended…

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