Judas And Jesus: Two Faces Of A Single Revelation
  • Judas And Jesus: Two Faces Of A Single Revelation
  • Judas And Jesus: Two Faces Of A Single Revelation
ISBN: 1594771669
EAN13: 9781594771668
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 7, 2007
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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RELIGION / CHRISTIAN STUDIESThe familiar story of Judas, betrayer of Jesus, is striking because of its incomprehensibility. Why would one of Christ's disciples and companions of the heart deliver him up to his enemies and a barbarous, ignominious, and certain death for thirty pieces of silver? Jean-Yves Leloup's careful investigation of the gospels, various apocryphal texts, and most importantly the Coptic codex known as the Gospel of Judas leads him to conclude that there is more to the familiar story of Judas than a simple demonstration, viewed through one man, of humanity's inherent failings.In this reconstruction, based on these classic texts, Leloup offers an alternative explanation for Judas's actions, complete with illustrative dialogue. The betrayal of Jesus to the Romans was Jesus's idea, explains Leloup. Jesus persuaded Judas to play the role of evil in humankind by telling him that this enactment was crucial to God's plan and would set Judas by Jesus's side in eternity: There where I am, spoke Jesus to Judas, is where I wish you, too, to be.But to get there, Judas--a metaphorical representation of the darker side present in all human beings and the shadow counterpart to his Messiah dying on the cross--must first shed all his human qualities. His failings of greed, deceit, and cowardice--and even his faith and hope--are washed away in the despair that engulfs him. Read More chevron_right

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