The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

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Text Publishing Company, May 3, 2010 - Fiction - 192 pages
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In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman reimagines the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and great power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ says something new about who Jesus was and asks questions that will resonate long after the book has been read.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is subversive, thought-provoking and deeply moving. Pullman's storytelling genius shows just why the charismatic person of a spontaneous, articulate Jesus has captured the hearts and minds of so many. Right to the end, the betrayal of Jesus retains the intensity and suspense of high drama, as does the identity of Jesus Christ.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ could change the way you think about religion, about God and about one of the most enduring stories of all time.

'Pullman's narrative seamlessly gathers the secular and the holy, while [his] polemic is stunningly effective.' Observer

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About the author (2010)

Philip Pullman was born in England and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages, and was the subject of a hugely successful stage adaptation. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.

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