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The Power of the Resurrection (1958)

A young man, Facing torture and possibly death for his Christian beliefs, confesses his fears to Peter, who awaits a similar fate. Peter tells him of fear he felt in following Jesus' arrest... See full summary »

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Jon Shepodd ...
Jan Arvan ...
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Charles Maxwell ...
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Booth Colman ...
Joe Sonessa ...
Young Man
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Samuel
John Close ...
Sentry
Charles Wagenheim ...
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Marc Krah ...
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A young man, Facing torture and possibly death for his Christian beliefs, confesses his fears to Peter, who awaits a similar fate. Peter tells him of fear he felt in following Jesus' arrest in the Garden of Gethesamene, when he denied knowing him three times - and yet Jesus told him that he would be the rock upon which the Church was built. Peter goes on to relate the events of the passion week, including the Christ's crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Written by David Bassler

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1958 (USA)  »

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The Passion and the Power of the Christ  »

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Film debut of Vic Tayback. See more »

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[first lines]
Guard: The one called Marcus.
Peter: I'm the one you want.
Marcus: No, Peter!
Guard: We'll get around to you later.
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Follows The Living Bible (1952) See more »

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THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION (Harold D. Schuster, 1958) **1/2
9 March 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This takes yet another viewpoint – with the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion being recounted to a Christian novice by Simon Peter (Richard Kiley) at the time of his own execution. An interesting idea here is that the Jewish High Priests – who also hate the Romans – decide to give Christ over to their enemies (with the aid of the equally misguided Judas) not because he has put himself up as God but, rather, due to the fact that they're disappointed by his preaching Peace And Love as opposed to brandishing a sword in order to vanquish the oppressors from their land! Here, of course, we also get to see a good deal of Christ himself – interacting with Simon Peter, Judas and the rest of the Apostles, and also a bit of the trial before Pilate when Peter denies knowledge of him in the palace courtyard. Before reverting to Peter's own fate, we're also treated to the re-affirmation of faith by the famously doubting Thomas as well as the remaining Apostles' new-found courage to go out into the streets and preach The Gospel after Pentecost.


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