A Unique Cultural Phenomenon

"The Chosen" Both Faithfully & Innovatively Presents the Gospels

Fans of Christian film who are familiar with the name Dallas Jenkins likely know it from What If?, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,or A Midnight Clear, his three best-know works. Connoisseurs of Christian pop culture in the broader sense will likely recognize the Jenkins family name from the Left Behind series of Christian fiction best-sellers from the 1990s and early 2000s and the movies based on them. Those familiar with both Dallas Jenkins's earlier work and his Christian media pedigree would be utterly surprised by the scope and ambition of his newest project, a streaming series called The Chosen.

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is a professional translator, missionary, and writer living in Germany, where he works with several different ministries, and lives in a Christian intentional community. He has written academic articles on medieval literature and culture and has published essays in Salvo, First Things, and Boundless. He is a native of Indiana.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #54, Fall 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo54/a-unique-cultural-phenomenon

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