Publish date: November 20th 1989
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Nobel Prize
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Short (150 pgs) story following the life of the criminal Barabbas pardoned by Pontius Pilate and the crowd in Jesus's stead, for about 30 years following the crucifixion. Non-canonical, obviously. I think the point is to be a springboard for discussion about the nature of being an adherent to an ins...
Bleak, creepy New Testament fanfic that I found in my cousin Holly's room. This is what I thought the gnostic gospels were going to be like.
This 1951 novel takes the very interesting premise of playing out the life of Barabbas after he is freed and Jesus is crucified. Lagerkvist (Nobel prize winner), portrays Barabbas as many would imagine him -- strong, violent, brooding, and dangerous. But Lagerkvist takes it further by showing the im...
The one man in history who could say with absolute certainty that his life was saved by Christ attempts to live as a Christian in first century Rome and fails spectacularly.