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    Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ José Saramago José Saramago ´ 7 characters Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago “And Jesus said unto him No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God” Luke 962José Saramago put his hand to the uill and looked back He looked back deep into the pastthought

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago Jose Saramago is atheist This should be enough warning for everyone that desires to read the book It is very ex

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    José Saramago ´ 7 characters Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ José Saramago Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint hearted readers I am not surprised that when this was originally published in 1991

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SLIP SOME BENZEDRINE INTO THIS GUY’S COFFEEThis is a very peculiar novel I’m not uite sure what the hell it is Some of it reads like deleted scenes from Monty Python’s Life of Brian Now be off with you said God for I have work to do and can’t stay here chatting all dayOrMary Is there any proof that it

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago Or Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial AtheistThat's unfair and reductive however Jose Saramago is an atheist and the book does explore the parts of Jesus' life that most people pretend didn't exist early adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Son of God Superpowers

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ José Saramago The Vicar was not happy that I was reading ‘Gospel according to Christ’ for he felt I would lose my faith as though Faith is not a part of your inner being but a handkerchief one misplaces oh so casuallyI am glad I disobeyed him for this book only made me surer of my faithThis book shows Christ in all his Hum

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ José Saramago José Saramago ´ 7 characters What I like the most about this day 8 of March in case GR posts a different date on this text which is a great day as any other day to live is that from early morning following my daily path on the strolling alleys that is on the ground but also under ground that is by metro I have been hit by groups and groups o

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    José Saramago ´ 7 characters Summary Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ José Saramago review O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo This sad and familiar story makes for a challenging read The relationship with Mary Magdalene is a nice addition The conversation in the boat in the mist between God and Jesus and the devil is very bold The devil gets the best line“ I myself can see things in the future but I’m not always certain if what I see there is true or false in others words I can see my lies for what they are my truths but I don’t know to what extent the trut

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago Saramago has me at a loss for words yet again I can't decide if this is his best work from what I have read of his but it definitely is at least eual to Blindness and Death with Interruptions I'm not a religious person so I had no problem wi

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    Pdf/E–pub (O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo) BY José Saramago review O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo Blasphemy the exploitation of religious imagery andor language to serve an anti religious purpose Kitsch poor taste turned into artistic valueSaramago's book is both It's blaspheme and kitsch somewhere between Monty Python's Brian of Nazareth and the Arian heresy of the 4th century It's not overtly anti religious since any book related to Jesus Christ is related to a whole system of thought that like it or not goes far beyond th

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A co dependent relationship of sorts in an arrangement to preserve the others power A very morallyreligiously complex and long chapter is devoted to this balance of power and for me was the climax of the novel while God is telling Jesus of the horrific vents that will occur in his name Saramago devotes four pages of God s dialogue to alphabetically listing the names of martyred saints and the graphically violent ways in which they were killed for their belief The prose is beautiful but Saramago s authorial imprint and style is his distinct lack of uotation marks in dialogue and lack of paragraph breaks during dialogue between characters It can be difficult to follow particularly in situations with than two characters speaking This is highly recommended for believers and non believers alike This sad and familiar story makes for a challenging read The relationship with Mary Magdalene is a nice addition The conversation in the boat in the mist between God and Jesus and the devil is very bold The devil gets the best line I myself can see things in the future but I m not always certain if what I see there is true or false in others words I can see my lies for what they are my truths but I don t know to what xtent the truths of others are their lies And Jesus said unto him No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God Luke 962Jos Saramago put his hand to the uill and looked back He looked back deep into the pastthought when all is said and done as others and we ourselves have observed before is like a great ball of thread coiled around itself loose in places taut in others inside our head It is impossible to know its full xtent one would have to unwind and then measure it but however hard one tries or pretends to try this cannot be done without assistance One day someone will come and tell us where to cut the cord that ties man to his navel and thought to its originJos Saramago is My First Kitten exactly that someone He came to retell us the greatest story of all times and to put our thoughts straight or at least to make them less wryhuman words are like shadows and shadows cannotxplain light and between shadow and light stands the opaue body from which words are bornWho is Jesus Is he god or man Or did he get stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea For God he is just a cat s paw and for Devil he is just a decoy He tries to set rules but he is just a toy played in a higher heavenly gamesforgetting is all too Seeds of the Spirit 2000 easy that is lifeIn thend any actual human life becomes forgotten and sinks into oblivion And only myths and legends are Pin-Up eternal I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SLIP SOME BENZEDRINE INTO THIS GUY S COFFEEThis is a very peculiar novel I m not uite sure what the hell it is Some of it reads like deleted scenes from Monty Python s Life of Brian Now be off with you said God for I have work to do and can t stay here chatting all dayOrMary Is there any proof that it was the Lord s seed whichngendered my first born Angel Well it s a delicate matter and what you re demanding is nothing less than a paternity test The rest of it is a whole lot of mumbling bumbling fumbling irritating rambling moaning groaning huffing and puffing by a narrator who appears to be some ancient old codger who is a shoo in for the world finals of the Most Boring Man in the World contest And the rewrite of the familiar tale of Jesus is so comprehensive that half way through the book Jesus is only 13 and two thirds through he is still only 18 So it s very different AUTHOR VERSUS READER DING DING ROUND ONEIs there any need for this or are we in the land of pretentious literary wankery Jose Saramago serves us up massive slabs of undifferentiated prose page after page he nds a paragraph with xtreme reluctance it s like pulling teeth with Jose it s like asking John Lee Hooker to change chords Every paragraph is one or two pages long As for indicators of dialogue forget it pal you re on your own The dialogue is run into the giant paragraphs as part of the ongoing flow and the lines of dialogue are not separated by anything helpful like he said or she said and not Loyal to His Lies even by full stops only commas maybe there was a full stop shortage in Portugal in the late 1980s I never heard about that you might think it would have made the news Crates of full stops are still being held up at Lisbon airport as the disputenters its 9th week Anyway these stylistic choices make the reading a whole lot annoying and turgid than it might be AUTHOR VERSUS READER DING DING ROUND TWOAs well as being an old fart the narrator is a misogynist Joseph wondered if he should ask Mary if the pains were still there but in the nd said nothing for we must not forget that this whole process is unclean from the moment of impregnation until the of birth THAT FEMALE ORGAN VORTEX AND horrific female organ vortex and the seat of all the world s vils an inner labyrinth blood sweat discharges gushing waters revolting afterbirth dear God how can you permit Your beloved children to be born from such impurity WORLD S MOST BORING MAN A FEW EXAMPLES In the first place there are Samaritans and Samaritans which means that Fitness for Geeks even at that time one swallow was notnough to make a summer one needed two that is to say two swallows rather than summers provided there is a fertile male and female and they have offspring Suddenly a beggar appeared at the yard gate a somewhat rare occurrence in this village where people were poor a fact unlikely to have scaped the begging fraternity which had a nose for places where there were rich pickings for the asking and this was certainly not the case here As for possessions the only thing Joseph and Job had in common was the number of sons Job had seven sons and three daughters while Joseph had seven sons and two daughters giving the carpenter the advantage of having put one woman less into the world And there s no denying that it is one thing to feed two mouths then a third ven if only indirectly during the first year and uite another to find oneself saddled with a houseful of children who demand and food once they start growing This narrator ven knows perfectly well how dull he is Four years hence Jesus will meet God This unexpected revelation which is probably premature according to the rules of ffective narration mentioned arlier is simply intended to prepare the reader for some veryday scenes from pastoral life which will add little of substance to the main thread of our story thus Naked Choke excusing any reader who might be tempted to jump ahead WAIT COULD IT BE THAT THIS NARRATOR IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE A VILLAGE ELDER FROM THE PERIOD THAT WOULD EXPLAIN ALL THE BORING RAMBLINGBut no this logicalxplanation is wrecked by comments like the following It may seem wholly inappropriate to put the complex theories of modern thinkers into the head of a Palestinian who lived so many years before Freud Jung Groddeck and Lacan appeared on the scene the only reason why that same Goliath did not become a basketball player is because he was born before his timeMaybe this narrator is deliberately unstable unpindownable That would be a nice copout for Jose Yes it doesn t make too much sense but that s all calculated Why Er I dunno THIS NOVEL MIGHT BE A TONGUE IN CHEEK ATHEIST SATIRE ON RELIGIONBecause the concept of God as dished out by the old fart narrator is ridiculously primitive It appears that in this world God has to negotiate his turf with other gods and also in this world if you are ill it is because you have sinned Both these ideas can be found in the Bible of course but at least by the time of Jesus Jewish thought had Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good evolved to the point where they believed that there were no other Godsxcept the one God Here s a few things the narrator says about God For in truth there are things God himself does not understand Murder at the Mansion even though he created themAs God warned Eve after she sinned I will greatly multiply your suffering and your conception in sorrow you will bring forth children and after centuries of sorrow and suffering God is not yet appeased and the agony goes onAt that time life was hard for the poor and God could not bexpected to provide for veryone Jesus interrogates Him at one point Being God You must know verythingUp to a certain point only up to a certain pointWhat point is thatThe point where it starts to become interesting to pretend that I know nothing So sometimes it s like this is all clearly a cheeky satire on religion and sometimes the intractable concepts of God salvation sin and so on are presented as hard painful fact THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOSE SARAMAGONote sort of spoilers followThe version of the story of Jesus we get here is a whole different thing from the actual gospels The single Seductive Surrender event which dominates the first half of the book is something which is mentioned in only one Gospel Matthew and dismissed in three verses the Massacre of the Innocents When Herod realised that he had been outwitted by the Magi he was furious and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old or under Joseph discovers Herod s intention rescues Mary and his own infant son Jesus and after they make it back to Nazareth he is consumed by terrible remorse why did he not warn the families of Bethlehem when he could Why did he selfishly only rescue his own child When Jesus learns about this he believes he takes on his father s guilt and he becomes obsessed He leaves his family aged 13 and joins up with a shepherd then later with some fishermen where he discovers he has magical powers over fish yes I am not making this up Saramago is basing it on one of the gospel miracles But in this book. Ssaryvil – 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 sim. Jesus makes his living for four years by controlling the fish in the Sea of Galilee Then Jesus meets Mary Magdalene a prostitute and they fall in love and start travelling round together as man and wife He ncounters God a couple of times and finally gets God to tell him that he is God s one and only Son and that God has a task for him which is to die a martyr s death so that his followers can spread the word And what is the point of it all To help me become God of people says God I thought Blindness was a stone 5 star classic in which the difficult narration perfectly mirrored the desperate difficult plight of the characters but this Gospel just struck me as very loopy and probably not worth the amount of concentration reuired to plough through all the unrelenting density What I like the most about this day 8 of March in case GR posts a different date on this text which is a great day as any other day to live is that from arly morning following my daily path on the strolling alleys that is on the ground but also under ground that is by metro I have been hit by groups and groups of men ach carrying in their arms a big bucket of flowers thin flowers but very beautiful with lots of colours Most of them displayed wide smiles while maybe feeling themselves a bit different than yesterday because of this very soft delicate but wondrous burden they were delivering to their places of work I have njoyed than the other days of the week my morning journey to work But the nicest surprise was when I ntered the office building where was this bodyguard who handed over to me a beautiful yellow rose with a wish of happy woman s day He made my day Happy to see and be a witness of such lovely gestures and wishing that the message and the intentions behind this int l celebration should not fade away without producing any positive change within our hearts and mindsThis was supposed to be a review but as usual I am sliding on a different track and I reach nowhere which is a good direction still because I can further multiply my searches to other nowhereWith ach new book of Saramago I feel myself nriched with a direct geometrical progression of my admiration towards his innate genius very much alive and kicking its way to the ndless limits This writer is just simply Great First and foremost I am highly subjective towards him and will continue to be so Hence I am at a loss at The Deepest Sin establishing a hierarchy regarding which novel I loved most of the ones I read so far Each one of his novels is a stand alone masterpieceThe Gospel according to Jesus Christ is truly a shining brilliant jewel maybe a bit because it brought back to my mind memories long time put to sleep Through uick mind flashes I got back my childhood years spent together with my favorite maternal grandfather who used to keep my imagination at work by telling me about the Bible works He got me so interested that Iventually took the Bible and read it wholly I was far too small of age back then and I cannot assert I did understand what may be of high relevance but I did njoy it because of the stories put in a interpretative light by my grandfather He did study four years of theology but he didn t practice not ven one day as a priest His main passion was to be an aut Blasphemy the xploitation of religious imagery andor language to serve an anti religious purpose Kitsch poor taste turned into artistic valueSaramago s book is both It s blaspheme and kitsch somewhere between Monty Python s Brian of Nazareth and the Arian heresy of the 4th century It s not overtly anti religious since any book related to Jesus Christ is related to a whole system of thought that like it or not goes far beyond the historical anthropological literary approach ither you believe or not you can t talk about God deity schatology without venturing into a desert full of metaphysical temptations through which a million generations have tried to find their way As for me I declare myself fully satisfied by the Catholic theology I was taught but I must admit that my masochist tendency tends to prevail uite openly and I couldn t wait to see how far Saramago would go in outraging the Scriptural tradition It s a totally cumenical outrage by the way one of those books that give the different souls of Christianity a good reason to overcome two thousand years of schisms and massacres and focus on a common nemy ither culturally or merely ideologically speaking Saramago doesn t spare any single page of the Gospels and tells his own version of the story a strange tale of bewilderment sense of guilt nonsensical death in which the Logos the Meaning presiding over the whole Creation is just the tantrum of a merciless childish God It s hard not to feel a certain unease when chapter 2 Joseph wakes up takes a leak in his courtyard and feels huh well in the mood to say good morning to his wife As a conseuence Mary gets pregnant and the Devil himself oops retroactive spoiler alert announces her the blessed vent Then after the census king Herod xhibiting rotting genitalia AND MADNESS THE OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS OF SYPHILIS ORDERS THE madness the obvious symptoms of syphilis orders the of dozens of children born in Bethlehem to stop Micah s profecy of a Messiah come to redress vil and injustice and overthrow the king of course Joseph hears the soldiers talking about the murderous xpedition and hides his family in a cave Unfortunately he forgets to warn the others the massacre takes place as he listens to the pain crazed mothers screaming and crying in the Village Joseph S Crime Is So Irreparable Joseph s crime is so irreparable God s justice punishes him in the most fitting way he is crucified by the Romans after a riot as an innocent victim of the Judaic war for independenceThat s just the beginningJesus is not the only son he s got six brothers and two sisters He spends some years living with the Devil disguised as a nameless Shepherd devoted to the pleasures of bestiality and rejects his family after an argument he has sexual intercourse with Mary Magdalene a prostitute who will become his beloved companion he finally meets God and the Devil and is told about the part he is to play in their plans and this is where Saramago strikes harderGod wanted a Son to Le valeureux guerrier expand his power all over the world far beyond the boundaries of Israel Just like that He needed a martyr as a harbinger or a decoy all He aims to achieve is a worldwide dominion that can t bestablished otherwise since there can t be any open conflict between God and the other deities As for the Devil his interests are uite similar he will always be a co beneficiary of God s power a paradoxical dimension in which light is almost indistinguishable from darkness In fact they need Snowflakes on the Sea each other in order toxist In one of the last chapters God in the shape of a wealthy Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy elderly Jew tells Jesus about the future of Christianity He lists the numberless martyrs and the horrible tortures andxecutions they will ndure the self destructive repression and physical humiliations of the mystics the religious wars the Inuisition the horror and monstrosity of the blood thirsty Church He is determined to create The Devil makes a desperate attempt to spare mankind and offers God his ternal devotion in return no way verything has already been decided Jesus must be crucified to forward God s and his own cult among the Gentiles We all know how the story nds right Saramago s Gospel is an Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival enigma It ridicules and condems the Jewish ritual sacrifices depicting the Temple as a disgusting butchery dripping blood and viscera but it also condemns the Catholic spirituality as a psychotic self inflicted insane martyrdom God is a pampered child dreaming of thendless bloodbath awaiting mankind as the celebration of his greatness whereas the Devil is a parasite living out of Heaven s achievements on Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, earth No good norvil just business although at the The Fix expenses of human beings Saramago s book has no theological contents really The authorxploits the three synoptic narrative Gospels and part of John s to tell a scandalous version of Jesus story the theological background is less the result of the author s reflections than a mid level knowledge of unorthodox openly heretical currents of thought There s neither depth nor cold blooded rationalism in Saramago s work that s why it was uite properly considered an xample of kitsch literature by a Jesuit magazine The challenge is not doctrinal at all neither the author wanted it to be so anyway I guess he knew he would be utterly destroyed on a philosophical ground The Catholic Church Of The 90s Was Hardly A Novice Catholic Church of the 90s was hardly a novice dealing with this sort of matters but my vision is alas a bit one sided when it comes to certain names of those years so I d better not digress Unfortunately Saramago s book is goodIt s good in spite of its shortcomings It s good in spite of its pretentiousness It s good in spite of Saramago s pointless attacks to Christianity and its institutionsHis writing is a challenge in itself an relentless flow of words sentences monolithic paragraphs reminding of Krasznahorkai No direct speech in Saramago s writing dialogues are barely distinguishable from narration And yet the reader is never bothered by the visual impact of these pages as though hypnotized by the sound of the author s voice There are some truly poetic scenes indeed specially Jesus first intercourse with M Magdalene deliberately choing the Song of Solomon but also the ultimate dialogue with God and the Devil I mentioned above One of those books I m supposed to hate from an intellectual point of view and love as a uniue case in literature odi t amoNo need to say this means why on arth didn t I read this before. Ple inversions Saramago has woven a dark parable; a secular gospel of astonishing richness and depth‘An original wild and beautiful book’ Times Literary Supplemen. This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint hearted readers I am not surprised that when this was originally published in 1991 it created lots of controversies with the Catholic Church condemning Jose Saramago for harboring anti religious vision and his own Portuguese government asking the European Literary Prize to remove this from its shortlist because of the book s offensive content to religion Despite this book s xistence Saramago won the 1998 Nobel Prize for LiteratureThis is my third Saramago Blindness Double were my others and my fourth book in what seems to be an unnamed genre re telling of the life of Jesus Christ Last year I read The Last Temptation of Christ 1960 by Nikos Kazantzakis and Christ the Lord Out of Egypt 2005 and Christ the Lord The Road to Cana 2008 by Anne Rice In my book Temptation came first and I am glad I read it first so the idea of twisting the canons by a mere mortal who lived in our generation is not new translation not shocking For me Anne Rice s books now seem to be just afterthoughts of these two worksBut why re tell the life of Jesus Christ Because of the mysterious gap in his younger years Because of the weakening fate of the believers Because and people are now turning into atheism or other religions This depends on what we believe or what ach of us was taught to believe when we were younger However since this book is about the life of Jesus Christ who s being venerated by than half of the people in the world then I don t want to dwell on religion I am leaving this kind of discussion on faith to some other forums like my review on my long staying currently read book The Holy Bible Revised Standard Edition that I started reading in September last year and currently in The Book of Ezekiel and hope to finish all books before the nd of this yearI picked this book because I loved the two works of Saramago Also it is Lenten Season and I thought that a Nobel laureate like him would not blaspheme paint false pictures or mock Jesus Christ Yes he did those in this book I almost wanted to say that this should rather be called The Gospel According to Jose Saramago but for me it is disrespectful to a great mind like him After all he is already dead was an atheist and a writer so it is not nice for a mere literary The Casa Mono Cookbook enthusiast like me to criticize a dead person who can no longer defend himself argue with his beliefs as he did not believe on any god and said to be a pessimist and he can invoke poetic devise twisting facts for the sake of telling a grappling story In other words he had or has all the right to come up with a work like this and his cries for oppression due to censorship when the Portuguese government or the Catholic Church called for banning of this are in my opinion all uncalled for Jesus having sex with Mary Magdalene in the whorehouse without the blessing of marriage The demon asking Jesus to use a sheep for sexual release An angel posing as a beggar during the Annunciation scene The same beggar angel walking with Mary to Bethlehem provoking jealousy to the doubting Joseph Three shepherds instead of 3 kings visiting the family in the Bethlehem Joseph crucified and dying on the cross mistaken as a zealot Jesus seeing God in the desert Jesus riding on the boat with the God and the Devil These are some of the shocking deviations from the story that Saramago imagined and incorporated to come up with an irreverent profound skeptical funny heretical deeply philosophical provocative and compelling work Source Harold Robbin who says that this is his favorite work of Saramago So far I agreeSo how do you rate a book with a disgusting content yet beautifully written Think J G Ballard s Crash Maruis de Sade s 120 Days of Sodom or Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho orven Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The first time I read them I was totally disgusted and hated them to the max Now I realized I missed the whole point They are really written to shock so their authors can bring the message to the tableSo what message does The Gospel According to Jesus Christ want us to realize For me it is beyond further humanizing Jesus Christ It is what choices regardless whether he is man god or a their combination he had before he said yes to his Father for being the sacrificial lamb to propagate Christianity in the world But than the message one thing that I njoyed reading this book is its storytelling style Many parts are totally hilarious and that style when Saramago directly addressing the reader and he opens your thought by throwing contemporary works and philosophy is just awesome I have never seen this in any of the works of novelists whose books I so far sampled I am rating this with a 4 I really liked it but will probably not recommend this to anyone I d rather that they decide for themselves If they are as open minded as my friend and reading buddy Angus then I would say go If not then check how strong is your faith as Saramago can sway you to uestion your long held beliefs It s check how strong is your faith as Saramago can sway you to uestion your long held beliefs It s having an clever sweet talker and well read atheist in your Bible reading group come one Sunday and he starts uestioning what is written in the gospel but he is not obnoxious because he knows what he is talking about If you are still in Cathecism 101 don t ver dare open this book The Vicar was not happy that I was reading Gospel according to Christ for he felt I would my faith AS THOUGH FAITH IS NOT A PART OF YOUR though Faith is not part of your being but a handkerchief one misplaces oh so casuallyI am glad I disobeyed him for this book only made me surer of my faithThis book shows Christ in all his Humanity Humanity so naked simple and beautiful that it humbles you to the core of your beingIf I could say to this so very Human Christ Let me but touch the hem of your robe and I would be healed or be whole again Saramago has me at a loss for words yet again I can t decide if this is his best work from what I have read of his but it definitely is at least ual to Blindness and Death with Interruptions I m not a religious person so I had no problem with the liberties he took in this novel In fact I was blown away by his characterization of Jesus Christ and how he managed to humanize him The writing is also pure Saramago it bewitches you and doesn t let you go It also feels so ffortless he really is a God Speaking of Gods the interaction between Jesus and God is something I don t think I ll be able to forget anytime soon Wow Jose Saramago is atheist This should be nough warning for veryone that desires to read the book It is very Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) explicit and so religion it sxposed at its weakest and God as a character is revealed I come from a Roman Catholic background but I still wanted to read it ver since the Gnostic gospel where Jesus childhood is revealed and he changes from a mischief bad behave kid to the Jesus from the new testament I wanted to see Saramago s take on it Saramago is such a master of words that he makes very bit of faith look totally illogical It does not take long for us to find out that Saramago is xtremely sharp at finding all contradictions on roman catholic religion In the novel God seems to be the greediest of all gods the vainer the detach from his Or Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial AtheistThat s unfair and reductive however Jose Saramago is an atheist and the book does xplore the parts of Jesus life that most people pretend didn t xist arly adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Son of God Superpowers while at the same time gently but firmly uestioning the nature of God divinity religious fervor manifesting itself as the oppression of others bizarre religious ritual and religious hypocrisy The familiar Biblical story arc of Mary and Joseph s pilgrimage to Bethlehem for a census begins the story though Saramago uickly dispenses with any notion that Mary was a virgin she also has in uick succession many other children after Jesus birth Both of these points of course are regarded as highly sacredcontroversial in most Church law it is Conflict in Blood essential that the Mother of God be stripped of her sexuality and it has long been denied mostly by the Catholic church that Mary gave birth to any other children besides Jesus Throughout the novel Jesus uestions himself his status as the son of God the idea that he may be the Messiah of the Jewish people andven God s own divine plan revealed to Jesus as a stunning display of hubris arrogance and selfishness but always remains steadfast in his devotion to Mary Magdalene with whom he lives freely and openly in a sexual relationship outside the bonds of marriage and whom he treats as ually as any man The book makes clear from page one the wretchedly inferior status of women in ancient Judaic timesSaramago points out something that many modern Christians tend to forget in their re branding of God as a benevolent FatherProtectorWish Granter the God of the ancient Jews and the Old Testament was a complete prick If God singled you out for his special attention that was just as frightening as his anger toward you He pissed in Job s face played keep away with Moses and the Promised Land turned Lot s wife into a pillar of salt simply for showing a bit of momentary concern for her neighbors and totally Punk d Abraham about that whole son sacrificing thing with all the ual amounts of jealousy and wrath that Old Testament God is famous forOf course Satan makes an appearance as a character but Saramago fashions him as a much interesting multifaceted figure possessed of depth humor and perhaps not as The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant evil as he s often cast He and God are posited to be old friends not necessarilynemies and in. 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 nece.

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