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Why Did Jesus Die?: A Grand Jury Investigation Into the Trial and Execution of Jesus,9780788023576

Why Did Jesus Die?: A Grand Jury Investigation Into the Trial and Execution of Jesus

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/1/2005
Publisher(s): CSS Publishing Company
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Written in an easy-to-present format, this fascinating drama series explores the motivations of six biblical characters as they take the witness stand in a contemporary grand jury inquiry into the meaning of Jesus? death. While attempting to explain their thoughts and actions, Judas, Caiaphas, Herod, Pilate, Mary Magdalene, and Peter face intense questioning by a state's attorney. The innovative grand jury approach makes audiences active participants in the drama, as they are challenged to determine the true significance of the crucifixion. This enlightening six-part resource is perfect for weekly Lenten worship, but it can also be easily used as a single dramatic production. Several thought-provoking questions relating to each witness's testimony are provided to spark follow-up discussion, and a closing argument by the state's attorney summarizes the evidence the evidence pointing to Jesus? innocence ? and our sinful guilt.

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