Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, Vol 1, No 2-3 (2005)

Being a Christian in the Catholic Way: Protestant and Catholic Versions of the Jesus Films and the Evangelization of Poland

Esther Peperkamp
Issued Date: 3 Feb 2007


This article addresses the distinctive spiritual qualities of aerial movement. Taking as a point of departure the feature lm Maria, Mãe do Filho de Deus (2003) played by famous Brazilian Padre Marcelo Rossi, it argues for an engagement with cinematic images in terms of aerial dynamic imagination. It will be shown that the “inspired breath” of Padre Marcelo organizes the universe and affects the constitution of subjects and space in the lm according to the Scriptures. The same aerial dynamic applies to his other contexts of performance such as Byzantine praying techniques and their relation to space. Subsequently, the article explores underlying analogies between electronic technology, acoustic environment, and pneumatic spirituality within common practices of embodied experience.

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DOI: 10.1558/post.v1i2_3.352

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