Who Moved the Stone?
Story in One Sentence:
The Passion of the Christ meets
All the President's Men in the screenplay suggested by Frank
Morison's classic work Who Moved the Stone?
THEOPHILUS, a Roman
nobleman from Palestine, is appointed to defend a troublemaking Jew who
has appealed a conviction to Rome. Theophilus has prepared two background
reports for his long time friend PROCONSUL
CRISPUS. The reports are based on two scrolls from a Greek
physician who investigated eyewitness accounts of the dangerous speeches
and ultimate execution of a man identified as "The Prisoner", who is
alleged to be a pretender to the throne of the nation under Roman rule. It
turns out, the Troublemaker is a follower of The Prisoner.
As the story unfolds, we find that The Prisoner is none
other than an obscure rabbi from Palestine who has attracted a following
among the area's disenfranchised who claim that The Prisoner is alive
after his execution by PONTIUS PILATE,
the governor of the local area.
An intrigue-filled story unfolds as a conspiracy at the
highest level. "How high?" the Proconsul asks. "The locals. The Romans.
Even God himself, the Prisoner's followers say." is the enigmatic reply of
As powerful and intrigue-filled as any modern novel,
Who Moved the Stone? follows the events leading up to and
beyond the most dramatic historical event of the Roman era: the trial,
crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.