The Story of the Apostles and Pontius Pilate.
The Story of the Apostles and Pontius Pilate. Great books in the genre of fiction on historical background of the events of evangelical times appear very rarely. We can recall just only "Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz, "Silver Bowl" by Thomas Costain, "Barabbas" by M. Corelli, "Judas" by T. Gedberg or the "Commission for the cause of Christ" by A. Mandino. "The Story of the Apostles and Pontius Pilate" can be attributed to this sort of fiction - I can say this without false modesty: ) This book is a fascinating set out of the canonical Book of the New Testament "The Acts of the Apostles," - in the expanded by me version of those events of evangelical times. Let us recall that the canonical book of the New Testament, "The Acts of the Apostles" (lat. Actus Apostolorum or Acta Apostolorum) tells about the events that took place immediately after the events of the Gospel. Traditionally it is believed that its author was Luke the Evangelist (author of the third Gospel too). Acts begins with a description of the Ascension (by which ends the Gospel of Luke). "The Acts of the Apostles" is the only book of the New Testament, which has the character of historical chronicles. Among the other New Testament books, it stands also as an unusually wide geography of the action - from Jerusalem up to Rome, and with a large number of persons, many of whom certainly are historical persons and are mentioned in other historical sources. "The Story of the Apostles, Pontius Pilate, and Simon Magus" - the story about the same events on behalf of the young Roman Remy Otton, who by chance has witnessed and participated in many events of that time in Jerusalem. If canonical "Acts of the Apostles" occupy a volume of about 40 pages, in the "The Story of the Apostles ..." almost 200 pages (180 in eBook format on Amazon.com). All events of "Acts of the Apostles" are set out in my book in much more detail, and, as expected in fiction, with fascinating detective story, which at the same time, I believe, does not contradict to the book of the New Testament - and at the same time it is making more understandable some mysterious pages of this canonical book of St. Luke. Many pages of my book are devoted not only to the Christian issues, but also to Zoroastrianism, the Essenes, and, in part, to Buddhism. The plot of the book is also associated with the "special service" of Pontius Pilate in Judea; one of the protagonists throughout the story - an officer of the secret service of Aphranius (the same, who was described in "Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov). At first (in 1999), my book "The Story of the Apostles, Pontius Pilate, and Simon Magus," was published by the publishing house "Art of St. Petersburg," a small circulation, and since then has not been republished. The book, I think may be of interest to anyone interested in Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, as well as for all fans of the adventure genre
- Paperback | 182 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 331.12g
- 04 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Boris Romanov
Author BORIS ROMANOV Born in 1945 in Leningrad (St.Petersburg), Ph.D (the candidate of sciences), the writer. The author of 10 books, including Zoroastrianism and Christianity (1994), The Occult Bulgakov (1995), The Apocalypse 2008-2173 (1996), "Astro-Biblos" (1996), Tragedy of Princess Diana (1998), Russian mags and seers (1998), The Story about Apostles, Ponty Pilat and Simon-mag (1999) and Fatal Predictions of Russia (2006) and The Emperor who knew the Fate. And Russia, which did not knew (2011). - First part of this book (The Emperor who knew the Fate) is a basis for the script of the documentary The Emperor who knew the Fate. Boris Romanov was award a prize "For Best Screenplay" on IFF "Pokrov" (Kiev, 2010).