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The Quest for the Fictional Jesus : Gospel Rewrites, Gospel (Re)Interpretation, and Christological Portraits within Jesus Novels, Paperback / softback Book

The Quest for the Fictional Jesus : Gospel Rewrites, Gospel (Re)Interpretation, and Christological Portraits within Jesus Novels Paperback / softback

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For almost two millennia, Jesus' story has been retold in various forms and fashions but in the last century a new way of reimagining the man from Galilee has sprung up in the form of novels about the life ofJesus.

While the novels themselves are as varied as their authors, this work aims to introduce readers to some common literary strategies and theological agendas found in this phenomenon by surveying a few prominent examples.

It also explores the question of what happens when we examine the intertextual play between these reimaginings and their Gospel progenitors as we allow these contemporary novels to pose new questions to their ancient counterparts.

An intriguing hermeneutical circle ensues as we embark on our quest for the fictional Jesus and accompany his incarnations as they lead us back to re-examine the canonical portraits of Jesus anew.

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