The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman

This fascinating novel hypothesizes that the heart of Christianity lies not in a trinity but in a duo: Twins named Jesus and Christ. Jesus is a storyteller with a moral conscience. Christ is the weaker brother, quick to self-justify and cover his tracks. Jesus is the leader, the man of his time, but Christ is the scribe with an eye on posterity. You’ll hear rhythmical echoes of the King James translation in the writing. But Pullman’s subtle and decisive changes of biblical stories address inconsistencies, provide food for thought and are also very moving.

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ISBN: 9780802145390
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Published: Canongate Us - April 12th, 2011

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