The Gospel According to Jesus Christ-9781860466847

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

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Saramago's Jesus is the son not of God but of Joseph. Mary Magdalene is his lover not his convert. In the wilderness he tussles not with the Devil - a kindly and necessary evil - but with God, a fallible, power-hungry autocrat.

And he must die not for the sins of the fathers but for the sins of the Father. By investigating these simple inversions Saramago has woven a dark parable; a secular gospel of astonishing richness and depth. 'An original, wild and beautiful book' Times Literary Supplement



Published 02/09/1999 (The Harvill Press) in United Kingdom
Paperback | 368 pages