|類型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|描述：||xvi, 220 pages ; 26 cm|
|内容：||Telling the story, again --
Why they attempt to tell the stories: religious backgrounds and motivations --
To tell the truth, no matter the facts: the gospel accounts --
A mother's love and expectation for her child: the relationship between Mary and Jesus --
The unknown father: Joseph --
A foil and a forerunner: John the Baptist's role --
Merely a means of temptation, for most: the devil's role --
An ordinary man: Peter's confession and denial --
Friend or foe? Nationalist or innocent? Greed, glory, or God?: Judas' betrayal of Jesus --
'Tis pity she's a whore: the revision of Mary Magdalene --
Who was responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus? Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, and the Herods --
Just a man... or more than a man?: Jesus' humanity and divinity --
Telling the story, redux.
"Examines how five novelists have taken ideas from legends and apocryphal writings and reshaped them to fit a contemporary audience and to portray major Christian figures in a way that confronts our longheld beliefs and provides insight into the ways we approach religion"--Provided by publisher.