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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ characters ç 107 Ô [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Author Philip Pullman – This is a story In this ingenious and spell binding retelling of the life of Jesus Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever tolEr told Charged with mystery compassion and enormous power The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the The. If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewClunker The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip PullmanA few pointersSome of the examples are typical first it's Mary as having the child by a village lad fnarr fnarr so none of that god stuff so Jesus is not the son of god so Redemption and Salvation have no meaning he's just a bloke hmmm do I see the very basis of Christianity being attacked here Second he presents a false dichotomy between the simple moralist of Galilee nothing divine nothing special there are plenty of moralists and always will be; and the Man Who Wants a Mighty Church to rule everything This of course is a wild perversion of christian doctrine the church is a means not an end only in Pullman's caricatures is the Magisterium a ruthless theocracy with power as its sole objective

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Good MOBI #8608 reader uestions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned For above all this book is about how stories become stori. The night after his book was published Philip dreamed that he met Jesus He was dressed all in white sitting at a table on which there was a bottle of wine two glasses and a copy of Philip's novelPlease explain it to me said Jesus politelyThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel ChristThis is a story In this ingenious and Man Jesus Epub #219 spell binding retelling of the life of Jesus Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ev. I liked this book far than I thought I would and after I was finished couldn't help but say the same thing I said after finishing the His Dark Materials trilogy upon the recommendation of a friend was I supposed to like thisThe book is of course a retelling of the familiar Gospel story of Jesus of Nazareth but told from a modern perspective understanding and commenting on everything good and especially bad that Christianity has become Setting aside for the moment the uestion of whether or not Jesus himself would recognize modern Christian organizations I think we can safely agree that at least the writers of the four canonical Gospels had no idea what would eventually arise from their small movement Something similar to this book might have been their reaction to everything that Christianity has become through the intervening millennia from them to our modern dayThe story is simple Pullman takes the familiar canonical gospels of Matthew Mark Luke and John and weaves what is probably the first harmony to also employ other famous early Christian gospels such as the Gospel of Thomas in a small way and the Protoevangelium of James which he uses nearly unchanged to begin the book However in the midst of this unusual gospel harmony Pullman employs an even unusual twist instead of being the story of Jesus Christ instead we have the birth and life of twin boys Jesus and his brother Christ Pullman is able to separate the prophetic and apocalyptic nature of Jesus's ancient teachings into the character of Jesus and the authoritarian structured organization of modern Christianity into the character of Christ This twisting and dividing provides Pullman an excellent pulpit from which he can preach his own gospel giving his approval to some ideas and teachings from the New Testament while denouncing and disrupting the things he hates Of course it's about far than that but on the whole the book presents the reader with the battling paradox of a relationship with God while religion is ordered and structured through other people devotion to God is a private and sometimes lonely affair The two have always had difficulty mixing and have never really been friendsEven for those who are turned off by Pullman's obvious and to be honest unsubtle distaste for modern Christianity the book provides a lot of food for thought as to how we personally approach God in our own private worship how we treat others and how fully we follow or ignore the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament for those of us who claim to be ChristiansAnd on a final note I cannot refrain from mentioning how much study Pullman must have done in preparing this book The mere use of such ancient non biblical traditions as the Protoevanglium was a joy to read and discover Even the central conceit of the book that Jesus had a twin brother is present in some early Christian documents like the Acts of Thomas Together with the modern viewpoint these serve to make the book a fascinating if occasionally aggravating read for students of early Christianity