Podcast: Bringing the Story to the Streets: How Does the Passion Survive?

    18 January 2021

New Books in Theology
Mirella Klomp, "Playing On: Re-staging the Passion after the Death of God", (Brill 2021)

The story of the Passion of Christ has lived through the ages in the Netherlands despite secularism growing in the popular narrative of the nation.

In this podcast, Dr. Mirella Klomp, of the Protestant Theological University, the Netherlands, discusses her book Playing On: Re-staging the Passion after the Death of God, published by Brill, and talks about how the Passion has seeped out from the liturgy to the wider cultural domain, why its story remains so popular today, whether depicting Christ in conjunction with popular music and pursuits is disrespectful, and whose story the Passion really is.

Brill's Humanities Matter podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.