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Judas : a biography

Author: Susan Gubar
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView 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 (Iskariot); Judas Iscariot.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Gubar
ISBN: 9780393064834 0393064832
OCLC Number: 227016380
Description: xxvi, 453 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt 1. Mysterious origins. --
Judas, fact or fiction? --
Alone of all his sex : Genesis in the Gospels --
pt 2. 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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