Kazantzakis – Last temptation of Christ

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Author Kazantzakis, Nikos

Title Last temptation of Christ

Publisher New York : Simon and Schuster, 1960

Description 506 pages ; 22 cm

Summary 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.

This book was given a non-fiction number for discussion purposes.

Subject Bible — New Testament — History of biblical events — Fiction

Jesus Christ — Fiction

Jesus Christ.

ISBN 08028718369780802871831

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