The Gospel according to Jesus Christ

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"For Jose Saramago, the life of Jesus Christ and the story of His Passion are things of this earth. A child crying, a gust of wind, the caress of a woman half-asleep, the bleat of a goat or the bark of a dog, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. The adolescent Jesus is very much an adolescent: questioning, uncompromising, troubled by the world and by his body. His mother, like any mother, is devoted, fearful, resentful. The Holy Family has the complex frictions of any family. Yet this is not simple, debunking realism, for Saramago also fills his pages with vision, dream, and omen. And the defiance of the authority of God the Father, the righteous indignation on behalf of man, the anger - is still not denial of Him."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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display_description A wry, fictional account of the life of Christ by Nobel laureate Jos ̌Saramago. A brilliant skeptic, Jos ̌Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A child crying, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. His idea of the Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, and-as only Saramago can-he imagines them with tinges of vision, dream, and omen. The result is a deft psychological portrait that moves between poetry and irony, spirituality and irreverence of a savior who is at once the Son of God and a young man. In this provocative, tender novel, the subject of wide critical discussion and wonder, Saramago questions the meaning of God, the foundations of the Church, and human existence itself.
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subject_facet Bible. -- Gospels -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction, Biographical fiction, Christian fiction, Electronic books, Jesus Christ -- Fiction
title_display The Gospel according to Jesus Christ
title_full The Gospel according to Jesus Christ / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, The Gospel according to Jesus Christ [electronic resource] Saramago, José.
title_short The Gospel according to Jesus Christ
topic_facet Electronic books, History of Biblical events, Jesus Christ