Judas: A Biography

Author: Susan Gubar

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393064832

Category: Religion

Page: 453

View: 7158

An account of the story of the New Testament's arch-villain and his history over the past 2000 years in which Gubar links Christian anti-Semitism with Christianity's attempt to grapple with transcendent evil.


A Biography of Judas Iscariot

Author: Matthew Murray

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides/LifeCaps

ISBN: 1621076482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 8366

For hundreds of years, one word has represented Judas Iscariot: Traitor. There is more to the man then the one act that he is most remembered for. This short biography investigates the life of Judas using all the historical material that is available. LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to literature and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.



Author: Amos Oz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518741128

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 7913

Im Winter 1959 kommt der junge Schmuel Asch nach Jerusalem, um seine Magisterarbeit zu schreiben. Allein und ohne finanzielle Unterstützung, braucht er dringend eine Nebenbeschäftigung. Eine Anzeige führt ihn ins Haus eines eigentümlichen alten Mannes namens Wald; nachts liest er ihm vor und unterhält sich mit ihm – über die Ideale des Zionismus, über die jüdisch-arabischen Konflikte. Und dort trifft er auf die geheimnisvolle Atalja Abrabanel, deren verstorbener Vater einer der maßgeblichen Anführer der zionistischen Bewegung war. Sogleich ist Schmuel gefesselt von der Schönheit und Unnahbarkeit dieser Frau. Nach und nach gelingt es Schmuel, ihr Geheimnis zu enthüllen – und damit auch das des alten Wald. Amos Oz hat einen Liebesroman geschrieben und zugleich ein Buch über das geteilte Jerusalem vor dem Sechs-Tage-Krieg, eine Geschichte seines Landes mit all seinen Konflikten, seinen Hoffnungen und seiner Verzweiflung.

A Jesuit Off-Broadway

Behind the Scenes with Faith, Doubt, Forgiveness, and More

Author: James Martin

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829435476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 8056

Subtitle on previous printing: Center stage with Jesus, Judas, and life's big questions.


The Most Hated Name In History

Author: Peter Stanford

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 161902750X

Category: Religion

Page: 319

View: 3617

In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Stanford explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came to be synonymous with betrayal and, ultimately, human evil. But as the author points out, there has long been a counter-current of thought that suggests that Judas might in fact have been victim of a terrible injustice: central to Jesus' mission was his death and resurrection, and for there to have been a death, there had to be a betrayal. This thankless role fell to Judas; should we in fact be grateful to him for his role in the divine drama of salvation? You'll have to decide, as Bob Dylan sang in the sixties, Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side. An essential but doomed character in the Passion narrative, and thus the entire story of Christianity, Judas and the betrayal he symbolizes continue to play out in much larger cultural histories, speaking as he does to our deepest fears about friendship, betrayal, and the problem of evil. Judas: the ultimate traitor, or the ultimate scapegoat? This is a compelling portrait of Christianity's most troubling and mysterious character.



Author: Tosca Lee

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765573884

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6427

„Sie werden sagen, dass ich ihn verraten habe, verschachert um dreißig Silberschekel. Dass ich meinem Meister den Krieg erklärt habe. Sie kennen mich nicht." Tosca Lees Roman über die schillernde, rätselhafte Figur des Judas ist packend geschrieben - atmosphärisch dicht und spannend, emotional wie ein Film erzählt. Vom Auftreten von Jesus bis zur Kreuzigung: ein fesselnder Blick auf die Ereignisse aus der Sicht des Jüngers, den Jesus „Freund" nannte.

The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography

Author: Sean A. Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107435579

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 5889

It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying both ancient and modern genre theory, he argues that the best genre parallel for the Acts of the Apostles is in fact collected biography. Offering a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of genre theory, along with an insightful argument regarding the composition and purpose of Acts, this book will be of interest to those studying the New Testament, Acts, genre theory and ancient literature.

The Biographer and the Subject

A Study on Biographical Distance

Author: Rana Tekcan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838259955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 7326

A good biography is a well-staged illusion. It creates -- on paper -- a vivid, rounded, and immediate sense of lived life. In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom to the biographer in the creative act. Ideally, a biography's backbone is formed by accurate historical facts. But its soul lies elsewhere. Since the concern is life, something more is needed: Nothing dry, cold or dead, but a vibrant impression of life that is left in the air after one turns over the last page. But how does a biographer do it? The way a biographer creates a subject is largely dictated by the historical distance between them. There are three types of distance in biographical writing: First, where the biographer and the subject personally know one another; second, where the biographer is a near contemporary of the subject; and third, where biographer and subject are distinctly separated, in some cases by hundreds of years. Tekcan explores how some of the most accomplished biographers manage to "recreate life" across time and space. She closely examines Samuel Johnson's "Life of Mr. Richard Savage", James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson", Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians", Michael Holroyd's "Lytton Strachey", Park Honan's "Jane Austen", and Andrew Motion's "Keats".


Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3446

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

Judas - Traitor Or Hero

A Lesson about Evil

Author: Konrad Dietzfelbinger,Herbert Horn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508587880

Category: Religion

Page: 42

View: 7809

The discussion about the figure of Judas has flared up anew since recently a Gospel of Judas was found. Repeatedly attempts have been made in the most varied ways to understand the nature and deed of Judas Iscariot. The interpretations range from Judas as traitor who had succumbed to evil to Judas as hero and initiate who even surpassed Jesus in readiness to sacrifice. His character and his deed raise the question of the nature and the meaning of evil in the world. The here somewhat expanded text of the lecture given in 2006 at the Frankfurt Book Fair is a contribution to answering this question and to a better understanding of Jesus' student Judas. For the Judas principle is active in all times in every pupil on the spiritual path and can only be overcome when we clearly see through it. To enable readers to form their own opinions, the passages in the canonical gospels pertaining to Judas are printed before the lecture. These along with the Gospel of Judas recently brought into public discussion being the texts with which the lecture deals.

Life Sentences

Discover the Key Themes of 63 Bible Characters

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310315840

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3765

This observation by the great preacher Charles Spurgeon launched Warren Wiersbe on a study of the lives of prominent Bible characters. Interested in more than biographical facts, Wiersbe sought out the themes of each person’s life as reflected in the pages of Scripture. How does the Bible summarize this person’s life? What is the key to understanding his or her character? How do I see my own life reflected in the life of this person?Here is the fruit of this study. A popular reference book with a pastoral and devotional flavor, Life Sentences takes you into the lives of sixty-three men and women who encountered an extraordinary God. For each, Wiersbe identifies a verse that sums up that individual’s life and then reflects on the lessons to be learned, both positive and negative. Not only will you be challenged by these examples, you will be stimulated to consider what your “life sentence” will be.Life Sentences is an ideal reference tool for teachers, Bible study leaders, and preachers seeking to bring Bible characters to life. But it is written from a pastor’s heart, so it also makes ideal devotional reading for anyone who wants to more clearly understand the Bible and apply it to life.

Universal Biography

Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions ...

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 9917


A Biography

Author: Henry Ansgar Kelly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521843391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 573

This study shows how the Satan of the New Testament became the modern day personification of evil.