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Priest, log on to: www.chroniclelive.co.uk WITH a career spanning almost four decades, the news that Judas
Priest's Epitaph tour was to be their last, electing in future to make select festival appearances and one-off shows, was met with great sadness.
WITH the news that this was to be Judas
Priest's touring farewell, it was no surprise that the hordes of heavy metal fans in South Wales descended onto the 2,000 capacity venue.
Bulgarian fans of iconic heavy metal bank Judas
Priest will have their chance to say their farewells on July 8, when the band will do one last show in Sofi a as part of its Epitaph World Tour.
In Nicola Roberts Meets Lady Gaga tonight on MTV Music at 9pm, Gaga also rambles on about her controversial hit single, Judas
Summary: Lady Gaga has defended her new video Judas
against accusations she is exploiting Christianity and Catholic symbols for shock value.
Mother Monster recently released her second single off "Born This Way" titled "Judas
." Last week Lady Gaga gave her fans a glimpse of the music video for " Judas
to play Judas
in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Beginning with Jorge Luis Borges' 1962 short story "Three Versions of Judas
," Walsh (religion, Methodist U., Fayetteville, North Carolina) surveys canonical and popular images and interpretations of the Christian arch-betrayer, and modern struggles with the figure in literature and film.
As a literary character in Matthew's theological narrative, Judas
is an intriguing figure.
Throughout Christian history, Judas
poses a theological conundrum; although he betrays Jesus, without his betrayal there is no death, which means there is no salvation.
Susan Gubar, distinguished professor of English at Indiana University, discusses at length in her book Judas
: A Biography, the Judas
motif as a personification of the vacillating attitudes of the world in regard to antisemitism.
Psalm 55 says, "It is not an enemy who betrays me, not an adversary who deals insolently with me but it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend." I am sure that those verses cross the mind of Jesus at the Last Supper when He told His disciples that "the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table." Later those disciples realised the he was referring to Judas
. Betrayal is a heinous crime but before we condemn Judas
and others, maybe we need to look at our own betrayals.
The thirteenth-century Middle English 'Judas
' though originally intended for performance, is uniquely preserved in a Franciscan manuscript, Trinity College, Cambridge, MS B.14.39, in a truncated version probably meant for use as an exemplum in a sermon emphasizing confession and repentance.