Reluctant Messiah

Reluctant Messiah

by Trevor Steele

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2010

  $40.35
Jesus' death - "triumph of a glorious illusion." His "resurrection" - a plot by Kaiaphas gone wrong. -- This novel, based on a large amount of research, seeks to explore Jesus' actual life before he became an object of deification and falsification. It follows him from his humble birth, his gradual development of healing powers, his years as an Essene monk, his short campaign as a charismatic healer-preacher, to his ghastly death - and what happened after the death. Every page is packed with details of life at that time, its intellectual currents and political developments. This Jesus is an attractive human being who makes some mistakes, but inspires strong love and hatred. Incidentally, Judas Iscariot is shown to be not the betrayer but the loyallest follower of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, the woman Jesus loved, was never a prostitute. -- The core text is the manuscript of Aurelius, an officer of the Roman army of occupation, who interviewed many people just a few years after the crucifixion and wrote this biography. But we read it through the eyes of a black American cardinal of the twenty-first century. -- Australian author Trevor Steele has published almost a dozen novels, collections of short stories, and travelogues in English and Esperanto.
ISBN:
9781595691736
Category:
Religious & spiritual fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
MONDIAL
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
292
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x17mm
Weight:
0.38kg
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