Already watched by millions of people and translated into over 50 languages, “The Chosen” is a groundbreaking historical drama based on the life of Jesus. While unique in some aspects (largest crowd sourced media production in history, first multi-season series about Jesus, etc), “The Chosen” stands in a long tradition of interpreting the Bible through various forms of media, including art, music, and staged drama. Film adaptations hold a uniquely powerful place in the reception history of the Bible.
Join us as we facilitate a “visual Bible study” following the first season of the Chosen. After an introductory/overview in Week 1, Joel LeMon will lead us in taking a look at the history of dramatic portrayals of biblical texts as interpretations of Scripture and consider how “The Chosen” stands in this tradition.
In Weeks 3-6, we will examine the show/episodes themselves (2x episodes per week) and examine the scriptural basis of them in a group discussion format. What choices did the showrunners make in creating the show, and how did their choices have an influence on our faith and our understanding of the Gospel? Fans of the show and those who are just learning about “The Chosen” for the first time are all welcome.