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Reading Jesus : a writer's encounter with the Gospels

Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A lifelong Christian evaluates the differences between her beliefs and those of fellow Christians, describing her efforts to study Jesus as a character of the Gospels, in an analysis of biblical stories through which the author developed a greater awareness of Jesus as a deity in human form.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gordon
ISBN: 9780375424571 0375424571
OCLC Number: 303041558
Description: xxiii, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: These fragments I have shored against my ruins. The running father, the starving son, the fatted calf, the husks, the unbearable question ; Swine ; The burning tongue, the barren womb ; Perfume, hair ; A dream of whiteness ; The dark garden ; The fig tree ; The temptation in the desert ; The writing on the ground ; The blessed --
The problem of Jesus : reading through anger, confusion, disappointment, loss. The problem of miracles ; The problem of asceticism : do we want to live like this? ; The problem of perfection : could we live the way he says even if we wanted to? ; The problem of apocalypticism ; Contradiction, conundrum, paradox ; The tainted text : the problem of the Jews ; The problem of divinity ; Wrestling --
The Seven Last Words and the last words.
Responsibility: Mary Gordon.

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A lifelong Christian evaluates the differences between her beliefs and those of fellow Christians, describing her efforts to study Jesus as a character of the Gospels, in an analysis of biblical stories through which the author developed a greater awareness of Jesus as a deity in human form.

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