Jesus the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds as Told and Recorded by Those Who Knew Him

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 14, 2011 - Religion - 276 pages
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Here Jesus is portrayed through the words of 77 contemporaries who knew him - enemies and friends: Syrians, Romans, Jews, priests, and poets. This edition restores the original format with 2 paintings and 12 drawings.

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User Review  - tututhefirst - LibraryThing

Almost like reading poetry. While it is fiction, it takes words from published sources, some apocryphal, and gives us a portrait of Jesus from the viewpoints of many different people. The vision is ... Read full review

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User Review  - marqpdx - LibraryThing

This book is amazing. In the same vein as Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, this book looks at Jesus from the points of view of 30 or 40 contemporaries. It's all brilliant fiction, and presents so many sides ... Read full review


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KAHLIL GIBRAN was born in 1883 in Lebanon and died in New York in 1931. His family emigrated to the United States in 1895. In his early teens, the artistry of Gibran's drawings caught the eye of his teachers and he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day, who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898, and Gibran held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years, and he later studied art in Boston. While most of Gibran's early writing was in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of 28 poetic essays.

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