By Peter Stanford
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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As in his earlier books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism frequently turns to violence. targeting the tip instances, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to lead to the conflict of Armageddon, while the forces of darkness might be destroyed through the Messiah, who will then result in a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place every one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its heritage; all 3 need a nation within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an analogous mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst examining the booklet of Revelation. it's not a e-book of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it truly is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, providing them desire for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in accordance with a misreading of his critical textual content. (Sept. )
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Judas: The Most Hated Name in History by Peter Stanford