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El evangelio según Jesucristo. Front Cover. José Saramago Es un libro excelente si uno quiere ver a un jesus de una manera mas humana excelente forma. El Evangelio según Jesucristo has ratings and reviews. Amy said: OK, I have officially given up on this book. I have 75 pages left, but I ju. El Evangelio según Jesucristo / The Gospel According to Jesus Christ ( CONTEMPORANEA, Band ) | José Saramago | ISBN:

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Saramago, an atheist, attempts to retell the story of Jesus Christ in a manner that suits his religious and philosophical beliefs. God goes on for about half a dozen pages naming martyrs and the ways in which they died for the gospel and then mentions the Crusades and the Inquisition.

I just segub Saramago had learnt how to use commas and fullstops at school; to be a bit less clever or pretentious as some people would say ; and finally to be better at keeping me entertained. That is, the characters which espouse the author’s atheistic viewpoint God is evil, Christianity is bad, etc.

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View all 20 comments. It needs a more narratively savvy approach!

Just a few pages srgun, Saramago’s narrator claims that Jesus is mistaken to forgive the repentant thief while condemning the other thief on the cross. 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 of view.


El Evangelio según Jesucristo

The language is steeped in the ordinary, in the everyday experience of the senses. If, at the end of the day, you want to read an alternative story about Jesus, you can read “The Last Temptation” by Kazantzakis. 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: What’s wrong with you people giving stars to this book!?!

Some critics may adore it, but I find it unbearable, annoying, and pointless i. Jesus is more human, than divine. The problem is that Saramago sometimes makes assertions without offering any sort of narrative argumentation i. At age 75, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in for his work in which “parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony, continually enables us to apprehend an elusory reality.

Perhaps that makes me a lazy reader. I felt it tiring to read, long, and pointless.

That said, because it’s on my Ipad, I think I will seggun this one another shot at some later date. But there remains a sense of the extraordinary, wonder to the story and a dark foreboding cloud lies over the entire novel. Saramago’s characters often get into philosophical arguments, wherein his anti-God views also come out on top.

Just go and read Kazantsakis josse In my copy there is even the engraving at the first …more No, he is describing this engraving by Albrecht Durer: The story begins with a foreword of sorts, describing a painting of the Crucifixion. The story explores some deep things, like hypocrisy and guilt. LuciferGodJesusJosephMary. I also couldn’t quite figure out why he wrote it–it didn’t seem like a book written to encourage or discourage the believer, nor jesucrixto thought in the atheist.


Excelente libro, muy humanista, pocos son los que realamente han pensado que Jesucristo tenia necesidades como un ser terrenal comun, me encanto.

I guess I’m just not impressed by hearing the same boring stories I’ve heard all my life, but told in a slightly different tone, with sex added. Nobel prize de Literatura the Gospel according to Jesus Christ responds the desire of a man and evanyelio writer to excavate until the roots of the own ci.

El evangelio según Jesucristo / The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

Is there anything positive then? Want to Read saving…. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story.

Too boring in discussing atheism va catholicism contraditions. Religion in this novel is generally portrayed as a brutal, ignorant force.

There are also three segunn that I really liked a. Nobel prize de Literatura the Gospel according to Jesus Christ responds the desire of a man and a writer to excavate until the roots of the own civilization, in the mystery of its tradition, to extract the essential questions Jesus meeting Mary Magdalene b. However, to dwell segunn the bad without even hinting at or touching upon the good of Christianity is intellectually dishonest.