Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays Topics for Discussion

A. C. Cawley
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How similar is contemporary Christian theology and/or teaching to the theology at the core of the stories in these pageants? If you see the two forms as being different, in what ways might the stories and the pageants dramatizing them be different if they were being dramatized today? What points about faith, redemption, and sin might they make?

Do you agree with the idea of making Biblical teachings more accessible to the general public by adding contemporary characters, ideas and language? Why or why not? Consider the question in terms of the other great Holy Books—the Torah, the Koran. Is there value in presenting the stories and truths they contain in non-traditional ways?

The creators of the Medieval Miracle pageants used what they saw as contemporary characters, language, and situations to make the Biblical stories they were dramatizing more accessible. How...

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