The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
This is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the... show more
This is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories. -- Please note that orders are randomly processed. This book is published with two different coloured covers and the colour of cover you will receive cannot be guaranteed.
Publish date: 2010
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
In The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman presents an intriguing alternate version of the myth of Jesus Christ, in that he approaches the duality of Jesus Christ, who was alleged to be both man and god, literally, splitting him into two entities. In his version Pullman makes the...
I've never thought of myself as particularly religious. My father's side of the family are Catholic and I was christened Catholic but as I say religion has never really played a huge part in my life.This book was chosen as a bookclub read earlier in the year - someone thought it would be a good ide...
The night after his book was published, Philip dreamed that he met Jesus. He was dressed all in white, sitting at a table on which there was a bottle of wine, two glasses and a copy of Philip's novel."Please explain it to me," said Jesus politely.The rest of this review is in my book If Research Wer...
This was terrible. Though small portions of it were somewhat clever (below average really), other parts were so dumb and/or insulting to his readers, that I couldn't imagine giving it more than a star.
Interesting but somehow unsatisfying 'retelling' of the New Testament. Part of the Canongate Myths series it seems to have been chosen by Pullman to provoke. It fails to do that though. Possibly too simplified for it's own good.
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