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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 8 April 2010.

Pullman’s re-telling of the life of Christ. Controversial before it was even published Pullman’s book gives his view on the life of Jesus. He is not trying to shock or provoke but simply giving a different viewpoint on the life of an historical figure. Whether you agree with him or not it is an interesting and thought provoking read.

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Award-winning children’s author Philip Pullman’s new novel The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ, has been described as the most controversial book of the year. It retells the story of Jesus, drawing from the Bible, but with a very different interpretation of his role. Pullman stirred up criticism from the Vatican with his hit fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, and this new venture looks set to trigger debate once more.

If you like Philip Pullman you might also like to read books by Anne Rice, Kathleen McGowan and Paulo Coelho.

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Synopsis

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

Part novel, part history, part fairytale, The Good Man Jesus offers a radical new take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia. With all the magic for which Pullman's storytelling is famed, this provocative and thoughtful new book from one of Britain's best loved writers promises to be the highest profile yet in Canongate's acclaimed Myths Series.

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages and sold tens of millions of copies. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.

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Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Philip Pullman

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781847678256

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