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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
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Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ.In this remarkable piece... show more
Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ.In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802145390 (0802145396)
ASIN: 0802145396
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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jennifermcbride
jennifermcbride rated it
4.0 The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
A clever re-telling of the Christ story with Jesus and Christ being two separate men
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it
5.0 The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
This retelling of the story of Jesus' life is part of the Myth series that gave us Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood and Jeanette Winterson's Atlas. I chose it because I love Philip Pullman, and will read anything that he writes. I know that it is controversial for some Christians (who Pullman had alr...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
An interesting and provocative retelling of the gospels. Pullman does a fine job of skewering the absurdities and hnypocrisies of organized religion as he does in His Dark Materials trilogy.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Absolutely riveting re-imagining of the Jesus story, with lots of recourse to the Gnostic Gospels. The conceit here is that Jesus and Christ are twins, and Jesus is the guy with the message- the guy who heals the sick, the guy who has that no-nonsense spirituality one might recognize from parts of t...
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