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The shadow of the Galilean : the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative form ([New] ed)

By: Theissen, Gerd Dunn, James D.G.(Preface by)

Part of the SCM classics series
0334028523 / 9780334028529
Paperback
232.9
01/10/2001
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England
20 cm xiii, 241p.
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Previous ed. of this translation: 1987.

Combining New Testament study with the terseness of thriller writing, Gerd Theissen conveys the gospel story in the fresh and imaginative prose of a novel.

The story is told by Andreas, an imaginary contemporary of Jesus, who is trapped into becoming an informer for Pilate while trying to help a friend, who emerges as the Barabbas of the passion narratives.

In this role as double agent, Andreas meets and talks to a wide variety of Jesus' contemporaries, during which we learn a great deal about Palestinian life and politics, as well as what Jesus (the Galilean of the title) might have been like and how he might have behaved.This is a story for our times, or how the gospels might have turned out if they had been written by John Le Carre or Frederick Forsyth: racy, readable, and full of nerve-tingling incident.

BIC:

HRCA The historical Jesus, HRCG Biblical studies & exegesis

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