The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 9780307399236
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Fiction

This is a story. In this ingenious and spellbinding 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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
ISBN: 9789353052379
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Fiction

In this ingenious 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 offers a radical new take on the New Testament that throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to reverberate long after the final page is turned.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802196989
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Fiction

Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip PullmanÕs The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781921776151
Release Date: 2010-05-03
Genre: Fiction

In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman reimagines the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and great power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ says something new about who Jesus was and asks questions that will resonate long after the book has been read.

Lazarus is Dead

Author: Richard Beard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609458676
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Fiction

Like most successful men in their early thirties, Lazarus has plans that don't involve dying. He is busy organizing his sisters, his business, and his women. Life is mostly good until far away in Galilee, without warning, his childhhod best friend Jesus turns water into wine. Immediatley, Lazarus falls ill. And with each subsequent miracle his health deteriorates: a nasty cough develops into an alarming array of afflictions unresponsive to the usual remedies. His sisters think Jesus can help, but the two men haven't spoken for years. Lazarus is willing to try anything to make himself well, anything, that is, except ask Jesus for help. Lazarus dies. Jesus weeps. Lazarus rises. This part we all know. But Lazarus is about to discover that returning from the dead isn't easy at all. An ingeniously funny and moving novel that disguises itself as biography, Lazarus Is Dead recounts the story of a great friendship lost and regained. Richard Beard's brand of storytelling unabashedly turns convention on its head as he draws on biblical sources, historical detail, art and contemporary literature to throw a spell over his readers that remains unbroken until the final pages of this astonishing story about second chances.

Dostoevsky

Author: Rowan Williams
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781847064257
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Rowan Williams explores the intricacies of speech, fiction, metaphor, and iconography in the works of one of literature's most complex and most misunderstood, authors. Williams' investigation focuses on the four major novels of Dostoevsky's maturity (Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov). He argues that understanding Dostoevsky's style and goals as a writer of fiction is inseparable from understanding his religious commitments. Any reader who enters the rich and insightful world of Williams' Dostoevsky will emerge a more thoughtful and appreciative reader for it.

Philip Pullman s Jesus

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809147304
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

With The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman issues a serious challenge to the reader to look again at the Gospels, and ask whether or not it is reasonable to believe what the New Testament and the Church teach about the founder of Christianity. In Philip Pullman's Jesus Gerald O'Collins takes up that challenge with authority, passion and flair.

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781524765026
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny embarks on a quest for the truth that will allow her to claim her artistic heritage--and face her father.

Daemon Voices

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780525521181
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Literary Collections

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling. One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849435345
Release Date: 2012-06-27
Genre: Drama

Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade’s theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when the river-polluting Buffaloni tyrants catch up with you for a final showdown, who will come to your rescue and save the day? A production of The Scarecrow and His Servant ran at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2008-January 2009.

Grimms Tales for Young and Old

Author: Brothers Grimm
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307788067
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Fiction

For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems. “The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338166590
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help. But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .

The Book of Rachael

Author: Leslie Cannold
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781921758089
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Historical fiction

2000 years ago, while a young Jewish preacher from Nazareth was gathering followers among the people of Galilee, his sister swept floors and dreamed of learning to read. Jesus of Nazareth's story is one of a prophet turned martyr - but we know nothing of his sister. In this story, the women of Nazareth take centre stage. There is the rebellious Rachael, consigned by her sex to a life of drudgery; Bindy, the crone who teaches her the skills of the healer; there is Shona, her sister, victim of a harsh social code, and their mother Miriame, a woman seemingly unable to love.

From Jesus to Christ

Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300164107
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Religion


Lyra s Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780375828195
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lyra and Pantalaimon (now a pine-marten) are back at Oxford, but their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch.