Just a Little Talk With Jesus: The Portrayal of Jesus in NBC's The Book of Daniel

NBC's short-lived show The Book of Daniel sparked intense controversy and outrage among many Christians. Much of the criticism centered on the show's portrayal of Jesus. However, the show's creators contended that it was a reverent depiction. This study analyzes the Jesus character in...

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Published in:Journal of media and religion
Main Author: Kaylor, Brian T.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group [2011]
In:Journal of media and religion
Year: 2011, Volume: 10, Issue: 3, Pages: 138-151
Further subjects:B Azariah
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:NBC's short-lived show The Book of Daniel sparked intense controversy and outrage among many Christians. Much of the criticism centered on the show's portrayal of Jesus. However, the show's creators contended that it was a reverent depiction. This study analyzes the Jesus character in the show and argues that despite the criticism it was actually a positive depiction of Jesus. Four roles of Jesus in the show are explored: moral conscience, advice-giver, comforter, and inspiration. Implications discussed deal with the cultural battle over how Jesus is depicted and insights this analysis of The Book of Daniel offers for that debate.
ISSN:1534-8415
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of media and religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/15348423.2011.599645