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The last temptation of Christ

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis; Peter Bien
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2015 ©1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Simon & Trade Paperback EditionView all editions and formats
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Overview: The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ's Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Religious fiction
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikos Kazantzakis; Peter Bien
ISBN: 9780684852560 068485256X
OCLC Number: 1153707950
Description: 506 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Teleutaios peirasmos.
Responsibility: Nikos Kazantzakis ; translated from the Greek by P.A. Bien.

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Overview: The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ's Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other-subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God's will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ's ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men.

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