The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ


By (author) Philip Pullman

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 124mm x 14mm | 59g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1847678270
  • ISBN 13: 9781847678270
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Main ed
  • Sales rank: 431,269

Product description

This is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever 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 reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

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Author information

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He worked as a teacher for many years and his first children's novel, COUNT KARLSTEIN, came out in 1982. THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE, the first of the Sally Lockhart quartet of Victorian thrillers, was published in 1985. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. His acclaimed trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS, has been published in 39 languages, and was the subject of a hugely successful adaptation at the National Theatre in 2003-4 and 2004-5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE NORTH was published in April 2008.

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* Clever and thought-provoking. -- Sue Arnold The Guardian * [A] refreshing and inspiring new take on Christianity. -- Christina Hardyment The Times * If you are a non-believer, this is the book to bolster your non-belief. And it will have even committed Christians questioning their faith ... I do not believe the gospels are made-up stories. But Pullman shows how they could be. So read this wonderful book. And, as soon as you have read it, read it again. -- Nigel Nelson Tribune