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By Peter Stanford

ISBN-10: 161902750X

ISBN-13: 9781619027503

During this attention-grabbing old and cultural biography, Peter Stanford deconstructs that almost all vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. starting with the gospel debts, Stanford explores thousand years of cultural and theological background to enquire how the very identify Judas got here to be synonymous with betrayal and, eventually, human evil. yet because the writer issues out, there has lengthy been a counter-current of inspiration that implies that Judas may possibly in truth were sufferer of a negative injustice: significant to Jesus' venture was once his demise and resurrection, and for there to were a dying, there needed to be a betrayal. This thankless position fell to Judas; should still we actually be thankful to him for his position within the divine drama of salvation? "You'll need to decide," as Bob Dylan sang within the sixties, "Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side." an important yet doomed personality within the ardour narrative, and therefore the whole tale of Christianity, Judas and the betrayal he symbolizes proceed to play out in a lot greater cultural histories, conversing as he does to our inner most fears approximately friendship, betrayal, and the matter of evil. Judas: the final word traitor, or the last word scapegoat? this can be a compelling portrait of Christianity's so much troubling and mysterious personality.

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