from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medieval drama based on scriptural events especially in the life of Jesus.
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- n. A medieval dramatic performance depicting events from Christian scriptures, especially events from the life of Jesus Christ.
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- n. a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
A recent advocate of this idea is Ahmed Osman, who, in his House of the Messiah, advances the theory that the Gospel stories actually recorded a mystery play dating back many centuries to the time of Ancient Egypt.
A mystery play of the fifteenth century celebrates St. Fiacre's life and miracles.