Bigger than Ben-Hur

The Book, Its Adaptations, and Their Audiences

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Barbara Ryan, Milette Shamir
  • Syracuse, NY: 
    Syracuse University Press
     269 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book has been reviewed in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, along with Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and His Times via Monty Python's Life of Brian and Coen: Framing Religion in Amoral Order.

Please click here to read the review.

About the Reviewer(s): 

Terry Lindvall is C. S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Date of Review: 
September 21, 2016
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Barbara Ryan is associate professor in the University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore. She is the author of Love, Wages, Slavery and a coeditor of Reading Acts.

Milette Shamir is senior lecturer in English and American studies at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature and coeditor of Boys Don’t Cry? Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.

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