• Title: Jesus Christs
  • Author: A.J. Langguth
  • ISBN: 9780972762502
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jesus Christs Langguth casts a mesmerizing net of words depicting Jesus and his life Jesus Christs is a collection of vignettes sharing a common character but in a non linear fashion One s idea of history or time
    Langguth casts a mesmerizing net of words depicting Jesus and his life Jesus Christs is a collection of vignettes sharing a common character, but in a non linear fashion One s idea of history or time is shoved off center Jesus is no longer an isolated figure in history but instead expands into an archetype He is a recurring character throughout time who shows up inLangguth casts a mesmerizing net of words depicting Jesus and his life Jesus Christs is a collection of vignettes sharing a common character, but in a non linear fashion One s idea of history or time is shoved off center Jesus is no longer an isolated figure in history but instead expands into an archetype He is a recurring character throughout time who shows up in different scenarios or time frames ranging from the era of ancient Judea to Nazi Germany to a radio station in the twentieth century He is seen as a prisoner, a priest, a teenager, a schoolboy, a talk show host and, of course, the prophet.

    One Reply to “Jesus Christs”

    1. I first read this when it came out, in 1968, and liked it a lot. It was daring, unique and hit a resonant nerve with my lost (and in no way lamented) Catholicism. Going back to it a few weeks ago, I was disappointed. But that's as likely my problem as the author's. Society has changed, I've changed what the hell.Langguth places Jesus in various unlikely situations, as often as not '60s contemporary. None of them, in behavior or description, portray a personality that we would think of as the "h [...]

    2. One of my very very favorite books of all time. A must-read for anyone who enjoyed Behold The Man or The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, or anyone of a theological/philosophical bent.

    3. An interesting read a series of narrative sketches portraying a number of different ideas of Jesus, historically and in a more contemporary light. Not quite biblical midrash, but close. Potential fodder for sermons, I thing. This would certainly find itself on the syllabus for the class I would love to teach some day on fictional representations of Jesus Probably not for everyone

    4. Great Read one of my favorite quotes from the book:"I have come to die for your sins," Jesus told a stooped figure passing him on the road."Then what I am to die for?" the old man asked.Jesus took a small notebook from his pocket and copied the question."If I may have your name and address," he said, "an answer will be sent to you."

    5. Christ returning over and over again under different contemporary circumstances."I have come to die for your sins," Jesus told a stooped figure passing him on the road."Then what I am to die for?" the old man asked.Jesus took a small notebook from his pocket and copied the question."If I may have your name and address," he said, "an answer will be sent to you."

    6. Weeeeeird. But very good. I think a review I read of this book called it 'schizophrenic'd it totally applies to the Langguth's portrayal of Jesus, Christ, and all of his gang.

    7. Read this years ago - loved it - and made the mistake of lending it out. Never got it back. I just found a copy online and ordered it. Definite impending reread coming up.

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