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Christ on a Donkey – Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants
by Max Harris
Arc Humanities Press, 2021
Paper: 978-1-64189-288-9 | eISBN: 978-1-64189-289-6 | Cloth: 978-1-64189-287-2
Library of Congress Classification BV91.H37 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 263.925

<I>Christ on a Donkey</I> reveals Palm Sunday processions and related royal entries as both processional theatre and highly charged interpretations of the biblical narrative. Harris’s narrative ranges from ancient Jerusalem to modern-day Bolivia, from veneration to iconoclasm, and from Christ to Ivan the Terrible. A curious theme emerges: those representations of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem that were labelled blasphemous or idolatrous by those in power were most faithful to the biblical narrative of Palm Sunday, while those that exalted power and celebrated military triumph were arguably blasphemous pageants.
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