Jesus in literature

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by krtek a houby, May 18, 2018.

  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    ... apart from the Bible.

    I can think of a few:

    American Desert - Percival Everett, in which Jesus clones are discovered in an area 51 kind of faculty

    Behold the Man - Michael Moorcock, in which a time traveller takes the place of JC after realising he's an imbecile

    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman, in which we find 2 Jesus brothers.

    I'm sure there must be plenty more. Any you'd recommend?
     
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  2. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. My Father Got the Shipfitter Blues..

    Jesus, the Son of Man - Kahlil Gibran.
    Different stories of people’s memories of meeting Jesus on his travels.
     
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  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

  4. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

  5. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    I haven't read it since the 90s, but I loved it at the time. It's erudite as ever and of course tricksy and witty.
     
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  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    I really enjoyed Myra Breckinridge but floundered when reading Duluth. Must keep an eye out for a copy of Golgothata...
     
  7. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Elephants think I’m cute #brap

    Jim Crace, Quarantine.

    My favourite book for a few years.

    After George Melly chose it on A Good Read, or sth, on r4.
     
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  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Immediately though of The Robe that got made into a film but so long ago can't remember if JC actually features in it or it's all the aftermath.
     
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  9. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Can't remember, either! You've reminded me of Last Temptation of Christ which I think is based on a book? Second time round, over 20 years later, I got what the film was trying to say.
     
  10. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ an 1880 novel by American author Lew Wallace
     
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  11. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    The film 'Risen' has been novelised....if that counts.
     
  12. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    José Saramago's The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
     
  13. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Jesús is going to fail his exams if he doesn't buckle down to studying. Lazy little git.
     
  14. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

    D.H Lawrence's The Escaped Cock...later renamed The Man Who Died.

    The Man In White.....Johnny Cash...
     
  15. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Yes, The Last Temptation by Kazantzakis. It’s extraordinary. He also wrote Zorba the Greek (which I haven’t read).

    Would second Quarantine.
     
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  16. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

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  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    Jesus turns up in American Gods by Neil Gaiman
     
  18. circleline

    circleline Member

    Oscar Wilde, 'The Selfish Giant'
     
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  19. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    The Qur'an - God
     
  20. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    The Talmud - loads of blokes with beards
     
  21. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I seem to think he turns up in The Master and Marguerita, but I may be thinking of something else
     
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  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Must re-read, have no memory of that!
     
  23. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    He's not really in it tbf iirc, but just mentioned in passing a couple of times like "last I heard he was hitchhiking out west".

    I can see why Gaiman left out ol JC and especially Mohammed pbuh. It's really not worth upsetting their extreme fanboys- nothing good can come of it.
     
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  24. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    he may not actually appear but i definitely remember Jesus being mentioned at length somewhere in the book.
     
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  25. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    jerry springer the opera -
     
  26. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    Loads of stuff by Nietzsche

    (Christ what a daft post)
     
  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Good title, mind :D
     
  28. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    The Gospel According to the Son - Norman Mailer. Quite interesting, but not particularly good iirr.

    Testament of Mary - Colm Toibín Not read it, but it’s meant to be good.
     
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    He is a major character in the New Testament, an anthology of religious writings from a couple of thousand years ago.

    Surprised it's not been mentioned. Maybe not that well known? :hmm:
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    I've read it, but can remember very little except thinking it was a good concept and enjoying it.
     

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