Son of God is a dud. Just don’t tell that to the film’s producers, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. They found evidence of divine favor in the “truly miraculous” support they received from Catholic and evangelical leaders. It brought in $26.5 million its first weekend. Burnett and Downey’s marketing approach makes good business sense and has plenty of precedent.
The Passion of the Christ
It is not pain and violence that God desires, says the preacher of Hebrews. It is human life as God created it to be, summoned it to be.