Friday, November 24, 2006
History Channel's engrossing Pilgrim docudrama.
Wow, did I get sucked in last night by the History Channel's three-hour docudrama, "Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower." (Seeing it on my in-laws' high-definition TV surely helped.) The mix of historical reenactments, narration from primary sources, and commentary by scholars was great, but it never felt "educational" — I was having a grand old time. I found the commentary by Wampanoag Indians and several Native American scholars especially illuminating. (You can order a DVD of the show.)
The only question I had about the show had to do with Separatist religious practices: Although the program showed the Pilgrims praying on several occasions, often with their hands raised heavenward, they didn't pray in Jesus' name. Fausto, PeaceBang, et al.: Do you know anything about how the Pilgrims prayed?
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 24 November 2006 at 12:39 PM