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Modified Poll: Favorite Christ Figures

In light of one paper on the appropriation of the Christ figure in French literature that I will be presenting at a conference this week, I wanted to ask my hypothetical readers what some of their favorite Christ (or messianic) figures in literature are. This poll works by way of comment rather than clicking on a button in the sidebar. From the obvious to the obscure, from French literature to American literature (or even cinema, if you like), from obvious messianic figures to slightly less clear-cut instances of biblical imagery, if you have any favorite Christ figure(s), let us know.


  1. Here are some that stand out in my memory from the movies:

    1. "E.T."
    2. Harold Hill in "The Music Man"
    3. Neo in "The Matrix"
    (And as a side note, I thought that the first Matrix movie was the clearest presentation of the concepts of classical gnosticism that I have ever seen.)
    4. Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" (I guess this one counts in both literature and cinema)


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