Sunday, August 29, 2010

Discovering "The Green Pastures"

The early twentieth century play "The Green Pastures" was recently recommended, particularly the closing scene. Whatever ones theological perspective or religious outlook it does speak to some profound issues surrounding suffering, growth and meaning. It also gives a glimpse into the spiritual tradition which would inform the generation which gave rise to the Civil Rights movement. The closing scene in the film adaptation begins 9 minutes into the first clip, or Part 9, with the Archangel Gabriel speaking with God, who goes by "the Lawd"...

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