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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ - pr_164099

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ



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Saramago's Jesus is the son not of God but of Joseph. Mary Magdalene is his lover not his convert. In the wilderness he tussles not with the Devil - a kindly and necessary evil - but with God, a fallible, power-hungry autocrat. And he must die not for the sins of the fathers but for the sins of the Father. By investigating these simple inversions Saramago has woven a dark parable; a secular gospel of astonishing richness and depth.'An original, wild and beautiful book' Times Literary Supplement

Product code: 9781860466847

ISBN 9781860466847
Publisher Vintage Publishing
No. Of Pages 368
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS23
A na?ve Jesus is the son not of God but of Joseph. He is chosen to lay down his life for man. In the desert it is not Satan but God that Christ tussles with, an autocrat with whom he has an unbalanced and unsettled relationship. By subverting the gospels, Saramago has written a parable, an investigation into the origins of Christianity.