Ci sono storie destinate a scolpirsi nella memoria di chi le legge o le ascolta, a durare in eterno, e che, nonostante lo scorrere dei secoli, mantengono intatto il mistero dei loro protagonisti, che a loro volta diventano linfa per altre storie. È così per il Vangelo, forse la storia più universalmente conosciuta, senz'altro la più controversa e dibattuta, perché controversa e dibattuta è la figura su cui è incentrata: Gesù Cristo. A distanza di anni dal grande successo e dalle accese polemiche della sua grandiosa trilogia Queste oscure materie, Philip Pullman torna a confrontarsi con la visione religiosa e la critica alla teocrazia, e lo fa partendo proprio dal suo fulcro vitale: la figura di Gesù. Con un linguaggio semplice e immediato, proprio come quello evangelico, l'autore ci restituisce un'affascinante rivisitazione della vita del Cristo, regalandoci una nuova storia, che spalanca le porte a nuove letture e interpretazioni, destinate a risuonare ben oltre la pagina finale. Un libro che ha scalato le classifiche di vendita e ha scatenato un fervido dibattito, trasformando l'autore nel bersaglio di violenti attacchi personali.
- ISBN: 8862201184
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 170
Come Back Alfred, We Love You In 1904 the French Catholic theologian, Alfred Loisy, published a book called L'Evangile et l'Eglise, The Gospel and the Church. In it he pithily phrases the central fact of early Christianity: "Jesus foretold the Kingdom, but it was the Church that came." Loisy was atte Leggi tutto
..... .... Open Mind ...Hey Big C, what's up? Controversy : I’ve got another book review to do and this one could be a MAJOR PROBLEMO so I was really hoping you could help me out and be there when I post it. Open Mind : Of course, you know I’m always glad to assist if my being present will he
I liked this book far more 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 this? The book is, of course, a retelling of the familiar Gospel story Leggi tutto
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Clunker: "The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ" by Philip Pullman A few pointers: Some 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 s Leggi tutto
Well played, Pullman. Philip Pullman meets Alyosha and tells him his story. Alyosha flushed. ‘But... that’s absurd!' he cried. 'Your poem is in praise of Jesus, not in blame of Him — as you meant it to be. And who will believe you about freedom? Is that the way to understand it? That’s not the idea of Leggi tutto
An interesting premise which was badly executed. Those who have studied the persona of Jesus Christ will be puzzled at an apparent contradiction. Jesus was a rebel: he revolted against the priestly dictatorship of Judaism, made a mockery of its bureaucratic institutions and changed its concept of a v Leggi tutto
THE GOOD MAN PAUL AND THE SCOUNDREL BRYANT - A CONVERSATION So, another one of your beloved pop theology books, hey? This time a novel. More of a fable. An ironical retelling. Yes, but to what purpose? Let’s cut to the chase here, leaving out the dubious legerdemain of having Christ be Jesus’ evil twin – Leggi tutto
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 novel. "Please explain it to me," said Jesus politely. The rest of this review is available elsewhere (the l Leggi tutto
Philip Pullman's book based on the life of Jesus has garnered quite a lot of angry reviews and controversy. Some people have even decided that they don't need for him to die and be judged by their god to know that he's "going to hell" -- they can judge that for themselves, in their infinite wisdom!
" A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of Go Leggi tutto
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