The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

byJose Saramago

Kobo ebook | September 28, 1994


A wry, fictional account of the life of Christ by Nobel laureate José Saramago


A brilliant skeptic, José 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.

Title:The Gospel According to Jesus ChristFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 28, 1994Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547540043

ISBN - 13:9780547540047

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of Saramago This is my favorite of all Saramago books, it is absolutely perfect; I consider that nobody could have imagined the conversation between Jesus, God and Devil, in the boat, better than Saramago does it here.
Date published: 2008-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving This is one of the best if not the best book I read in at least the last 15 years. This book is very moving, controversial and thought provoking. No one who reads this book will ever forget it.
Date published: 2005-12-27