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  • Paramount, MGM to remake historical epic 'Ben-Hur'

    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will produce a new version of the historical epic "Ben-Hur," as the faith-based film revival continues on the big screen.

  • Younger generations lead move as Americans lose faith in the Bible, poll shows

    More Americans are doubting the infallibility of the Bible, treating it as a guidebook rather than the actual words of God.

  • Book review: A trio of companion books to 'The Bible' TV series celebrate Easter, Christmas

    Easter, Christmas, and the Son of God: three books carry on the experience of the well-received, Emmy award nominated TV miniseries "The Bible".

  • This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Diogo Morgado in a scene from "Son of God." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Casey Crafford)

    Review: 'Son of God' stiff but earnest

    With Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" and Ridley Scott's "Exodus" preparing to duke it out for Old Testament auteur supremacy, Hollywood's religious renaissance gets off to a none-too-spectacular start with a chewed-over New Testament appetizer called "Son of God." A clumsily edited feature-length version of five episodes from History's hugely popular 10-hour miniseries "The Bible," this stiff, earnest production plays like a half-hearted throwback to the British-accented biblical dramas of yesteryear, its small-screen genesis all too apparent in its Swiss-cheese construction and subpar production values. Yet while Jesus' teachings have been reduced to a muddle of kindly gestures and mangled Scriptures, the scenes of his betrayal, death and resurrection crucially retain their emotional and dramatic power, which the charitable viewer may deem atonement enough for what feels, in all other respects, like a cynical cash grab.

  • This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Diogo Morgado in a scene from "Son of God." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Casey Crafford)

    'Son of God' takes different tack than 'Passion'

    Ten years after "The Passion of the Christ," Jesus is returning to movie theatres with a gentler, more inclusive approach.

  • Visionaries: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey say they had already started working on "Son of God" when their TV miniseries "The Bible" was bringing millions of TV viewers to the History Channel. Their film is slated to be released Feb. 28. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Hollywood films a testament to renewed interest in Bible stories

    In the beginning, there was "The Bible," the most-watched cable TV show of 2013. Following its flood of faith-inspiring success are three Bible-based movies set to open in theaters this year.

  • Diogo Morgado as Jesus, center, is baptized by Daniel Percival, as John, in a scene from History's "The Bible."  The five-part mini-series, produced by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, concluded March, 31. The producers now plan on bringing the story to the big screen. (AP Photo/History, Joe Alblas)

    ‘The Bible’ heading to big screen

    Television producer Mark Burnett said his successful three-hour History production of "The Bible" is heading to the big screen.

  • KELLNER: 'Killing Jesus' details Christ's death with chilling realism

    Mel Gibson was criticized for the graphic portrayal of the Crucifixion in "The Passion of the Christ," and the cable miniseries smash "The Bible" was criticized in some quarters for its realistic rendering. Neither of these versions, however, comes close to the gripping and compelling account brought to readers in "Killing Jesus," a book by Stephen Mansfield.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TAUBE: A leap of faith in the classroom

    Many public school officials cringe at the very notion of teaching religion in the classroom. By doing so, they're missing out on a real opportunity to promote religious tolerance and education to impressionable young minds.

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