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Didn’t even the Catholic Church back off evamgelio that? I did not like his emphasis on Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. The structure and time of writing are too incertain I think I am going to move this book along to someone who might appreciate it more.

As it is, I find it to be a tedious and pointless read and I see no reason for this story to be retold and distorted for the umpteenth time. Saramago construye su idea del mundo: This last criticism is more a matter of personal taste, but given how big a role it played in my reading of the book, I have to mention it: I rate it 2 and that’s for the example of what a book written on such a subject shouldn’t be like If Saramago had examined both the good and bad of Christianity and found the latter to outweigh the former, I can respect that even if I fervently disagree with the conclusion.

And Jesus lives with Mary Magdalene as a husband would. I just wish Saramago had learnt how to use commas and fullstops at school; to be a bit less clever or pretentious as some people would say jesucrisyo and finally to be better at keeping me entertained.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Maybe it was because this was my first attempt at reading a book on an electronic device, but I found myself not eager to pick it up. Didn’t think the book was great.

His story is more about about the ordinary, day to day existence with the joys, sorrows, confusion, etc. In my copy there is even the engraving at the first …more No, he is describing this engraving by Albrecht Durer: I find it annoying when all the women of the New Testament are conflated. Paperbackpages. Well, it’s always risky to rewrite a religious story and I am of the opinion that if you’re going to do it, then you really have to know your stuff.

Do you know Jesus Christ? Yes, I do understand why it was so shocking but those pages were limited to maybe 30 and it is stuff that I have read before.

El Evangelio Segun Jesucristo

Ultimately, I just found it slow and boring–which, given the content, was surprising to me. Saramago is not my favorite author.

Not the typical story of Jesus and the holy family at least not the one I grew up with. A realistic interpretation of what Jesus’s life was really like also sounded really compelling.

If, at the end of the day, you want to read an alternative story about Jesus, you can szramago “The Last Temptation” by Kazantzakis. References to this book La escritura creativa en las aulas: So, I really wanted to like this one.


I have 75 pages left, but I just can’t do it. The first part in particular, which is mostly about Joseph, is dull and goes on and on Just a few pages in, Saramago’s narrator claims that Saramago, an atheist, attempts to retell the story of Jesus Christ in a manner that suits his religious and philosophical beliefs. Perhaps that makes me a lazy reader.

I felt it tiring to read, long, and pointless. That’s just the way I roll. After this, Saramago tells the story or at least his cherry-picked version of the Anunciation, moving on to the Nativity, the death of Joseph, Jesus’ coming of age, and finally, His ministry and crucifixion naturally, Saramago leaves out the Resurrection, the great event that distinguishes Christianity from all others from both a theological and a historical point sdgun view.

Just a few pages in, Saramago’s narrator claims that Jesus is mistaken to forgive the repentant thief while condemning the other thief on the cross. Return to Book Page.

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So let me say that it’s a long and slow to get started but well-written and sophisticated. Jesus meeting Mary Magdalene b. The problem is that Saramago sometimes makes assertions without offering any sort of narrative argumentation i. I really espected more.