Memoirs of Pontius Pilate: A Novel

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Fleming H. Revell, Jan 1, 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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This short novel (a two-evening read) tells the story of Jesus from the cynical first-person perspective of Pontius Pilate, writing 30 years later. The author weaves a lot of historical background ... Read full review

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Mills, has been a teacher, historian, and California State Assembly member and senator, was described by John F. Kennedy as one of the finest young men in politics.

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