Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World

Book Resources: Chapter 4: Go Down, Moses—Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

 

Go Down, Moses—Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Film Focus Point: Clip from the 1941 movie Sullivan's Travels showing a black church singing “Go Down, Moses” while white prisoners are brought in to enjoy the service.

Text Focus Point: Pages 87-91

Discussion Questions

  1. Why was this song, with its reference to the Exodus story, so appropriate for this scene?
  2. What is the effect of having white prisoners come into a black church, especially as there were still former slaves living at the time this movie was created?
  3. How has Jesus changed what we sometimes mean and understand by slavery and freedom?

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