The Passion as Public Reflexivity: How the Dutch in a Ritual-musical Event Reflect on Religious and Moral Discussions in Society

Mirella Klomp*, Marten van der Meulen, Erin Wilson, A. Zijdemans

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This article analyses the public significance of The Passion-a televised retelling of the Passion of Jesus, featuring pop songs and celebrities in the Dutch public sphere. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the authors demonstrate how performances like The Passion offer spaces in which the Dutch can reflect publicly on important identity issues, such as the role of Christian heritage in a supposedly secular age. The article contributes to deeper knowledge of how Dutch late-modern society deals with its secular self-understanding.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)195-221
Aantal pagina's27
TijdschriftJournal of Religion in Europe
Nummer van het tijdschrift2-3
StatusPublished - 2018

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