Memoirs of Pontius Pilate: A Novel

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Fleming H. Revell, 2000 - Fiction - 222 pages
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Thirty years after the death of Jesus of Nazareth, an exiled Pontius Pilate compiles his memoirs into a history of the Jewish faith and the rise of Christianity. He contemplates his role in sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion and puzzles at the rapid spread of the teachings of that simple man. A true politician, he denies any blame for his part in Jesus' final hours. Instead, he lays the blame at the feet of the crowd who cried for Barabbas to be released and at the feet of the temple officials who called for his trial. Subtly, Pilate's fascination with Jesus and his teachings gives life to his recital, and glimpses of Pilate's own thoughts and feelings surface.

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User Review  - benfulton - LibraryThing

As a novel, this book doesn't really add a whole lot of straight-up fiction. The majority of the book is historical, or at least Biblical, facts, either given through the perspective of Pilate or by ... Read full review

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User Review  - horomnizon - LibraryThing

Not really my usual fare, but I've always wondered why we Christians continue to hold such a grudge against Pilot when it clearly states in the Bible that he "washed his hands" of Jesus' death. When I ... Read full review


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James R. Mills has been a teacher, historian, and California State Assembly member and senator. As president pro tempore of the Senate, he served as acting governor when the governor and lieutenant governor were absent. Mills was described by John F. Kennedy as one of the finest young men in politics.

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