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Judas : a biography

Author: Susan Gubar
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An account of the story of the New Testament's arch-villain and his history over the past 2000 years in which Gubar links Christian anti-Semitism with Christianity's attempt to grapple with transcendent evil.
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Named Person: Judas Iscariot.; Judas Iscariot.; Judas, Iskariot
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Gubar
ISBN: 9780393064834 0393064832
OCLC Number: 227016380
Description: xxvi, 453 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Mysterious origins. Judas, fact or fiction? ; Alone of all his sex : Genesis in the Gospels --
Part II: Evolving incarnations. Damned miscegenation : a fiendish adolescence from antiquity on ; Arresting kisses : coming of age, especially during the Renaissance ; In a modern glass darkly : the issue of sacrifice ; Twentieth-century deaths and resurrections : what would Judas do? ; Jesus, according to Judas's bad news : He who is praised.
Responsibility: Susan Gubar.
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"Judas is a dark journey through the murderousness of Christian Anti-Semitism, culminating in the mass slaughter of more than a and their associated European butchers. Lucid, study is close to  Read more...

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"If Judas had not existed, God would have had to invent him. The divine script called for betrayal with a kiss, and someone had to be cast in that role. Judas, the intimate friend of the Son, became Read more...

 
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