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Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo Free download ✓ 5 José Saramago à 5 Read & Download This is a skeptic' s journey into the meaning of God and of human existence At once an ironic rend. This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint hearted readers I am not surprised that when this was originally published in 1991 it created lots of controversies with the Catholic Church condemning Jose Saramago for harboring anti religious vision and his own Portuguese government asking the European Literary Prize to remove this from its shortlist because of the book s offensive content to religion Despite this book s existence Saramago won the 1998 Nobel Prize for LiteratureThis is my third Saramago Blindness Double were my others and my fourth book in what seems to be an unnamed genre re telling of the life of Jesus Christ Last year I read The Last Temptation of Christ 1960 by Nikos Kazantzakis and Christ the Lord Out of Egypt 2005 and Christ the Lord The Road to Cana 2008 by Anne Rice In my book Temptation came first and I am glad I read it first so the idea of twisting the canons by a mere mortal who lived in our generation is not new translation not shocking For me Anne Rice s books now seem to be just afterthoughts of these two worksBut why re tell the life of Jesus Christ Because of the mysterious gap in his younger years Because of the weakening fate of the believers Because and people are now turning into atheism or other religions This depends on what we believe or what each of us was taught to believe when we were younger However since this book is about the life of Jesus Christ who s being venerated by than half of the people in the world then I don t want to dwell on religion I am leaving this kind of discussion on faith to some other forums like my review on my long staying currently read book The Holy Bible Revised Standard Edition that I started reading in September last year and currently in The Book of Ezekiel and hope to finish all books before the end of this yearI picked this book because I loved the two works of Saramago Also it is Lenten Season and I thought that a Nobel laureate like him would not blaspheme paint false pictures or mock Jesus Christ Yes he did those in this book I almost wanted to say that this should rather be called The Gospel According to Jose Saramago but for me it is disrespectful to a great mind like him After all he is already dead was an atheist and a writer so it is not nice for a mere literary enthusiast like me to criticize a dead person who can no longer defend himself argue with his beliefs as he did not believe on any god and said to be a pessimist and he can invoke poetic devise twisting facts for the sake of telling a grappling story In other words he had or has all the right to come up with a work like this and his cries for oppression due to censorship when the Portuguese government or the Catholic Church called for banning of this are in my opinion all uncalled for Jesus having sex with Mary Magdalene in the whorehouse without the blessing of marriage The demon asking Jesus to use a sheep for sexual release An angel posing as a beggar during the Annunciation scene The same beggar angel walking with Mary to Bethlehem provoking jealousy to the doubting Joseph Three shepherds instead of 3 kings visiting the family in the Bethlehem Joseph crucified and dying on the cross mistaken as a zealot Jesus seeing God in the desert Jesus riding on the boat with the God and the Devil These are some of the shocking deviations from the story that Saramago imagined and incorporated to come up with an irreverent profound skeptical funny heretical deeply philosophical provocative and compelling work Source Harold Robbin who says that this is his favorite work of Saramago So far I agreeSo how do you rate a book with a disgusting content yet beautifully written Think J G Ballard s Crash Maruis de Sade s 120 Days of Sodom or Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho or even Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The first time I read them I was totally disgusted and hated them to the max Now I realized I missed the whole point They are really written to shock so their authors can bring the message to the tableSo what message does The Gospel According to Jesus Christ want us to realize For me it is beyond further humanizing Jesus Christ It is what choices regardless whether he is man god or a their combination he had before he said yes to his Father for being the sacrificial lamb to propagate Christianity in the world But than the message one thing that I enjoyed reading this book is its storytelling style Many parts are totally hilarious and that style when Saramago directly addressing the reader and he opens your thought by throwing contemporary works and philosophy is just awesome I have never seen this in any of the works of novelists whose books I so far sampled I am rating this with a 4 I really liked it but will probably not recommend this to anyone I d rather that they decide for themselves If they are as open minded as my friend and reading buddy Angus then I would say go If not then check how strong is your faith as Saramago can sway you to uestion your long held beliefs It s like having an clever sweet talker and well read atheist in your Bible reading group come one Sunday and he starts uestioning what is written in the gospel but he is not obnoxious because he knows what he is talking about If you are still in Cathecism 101 don t ever dare open this book The Cry of the Dove year I read The Last Temptation of Christ 1960 by Nikos Kazantzakis and Christ the Lord Out of Egypt 2005 and Christ the Lord The Road to Cana 2008 by Anne Rice In my book Temptation came first and I am glad I read it first so the idea of twisting the canons by a mere mortal who lived in our generation is not new translation not shocking For me Anne Rice s books now seem to be just afterthoughts of these two worksBut why re tell the life of Jesus Christ Because of the mysterious gap in his Five Denials on Merlin's Grave A Poem With Annotations younger Graham Greene: A Life in Letters years Because of the weakening fate of the believers Because and people are now turning into atheism or other religions This depends on what we believe or what each of us was taught to believe when we were Tragedy Hope A History of the World in Our Time younger However since this book is about the life of Jesus Christ who s being venerated by than half of the people in the world then I don t want to dwell on religion I am leaving this kind of discussion on faith to some other forums like my review on my long staying currently read book The Holy Bible Revised Standard Edition that I started reading in September last Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan year and currently in The Book of Ezekiel and hope to finish all books before the end of this The SPCK Introduction to Karl Rahner: A Brief Introduction (SPCK Introductions) yearI picked this book because I loved the two works of Saramago Also it is Lenten Season and I thought that a Nobel laureate like him would not blaspheme paint false pictures or mock Jesus Christ Yes he did those in this book I almost wanted to say that this should rather be called The Gospel According to Jose Saramago but for me it is disrespectful to a great mind like him After all he is already dead was an atheist and a writer so it is not nice for a mere literary enthusiast like me to criticize a dead person who can no longer defend himself argue with his beliefs as he did not believe on any god and said to be a pessimist and he can invoke poetic devise twisting facts for the sake of telling a grappling story In other words he had or has all the right to come up with a work like this and his cries for oppression due to censorship when the Portuguese government or the Catholic Church called for banning of this are in my opinion all uncalled for Jesus having sex with Mary Magdalene in the whorehouse without the blessing of marriage The demon asking Jesus to use a sheep for sexual release An angel posing as a beggar during the Annunciation scene The same beggar angel walking with Mary to Bethlehem provoking jealousy to the doubting Joseph Three shepherds instead of 3 kings visiting the family in the Bethlehem Joseph crucified and dying on the cross mistaken as a zealot Jesus seeing God in the desert Jesus riding on the boat with the God and the Devil These are some of the shocking deviations from the story that Saramago imagined and incorporated to come up with an irreverent profound skeptical funny heretical deeply philosophical provocative and compelling work Source Harold Robbin who says that this is his favorite work of Saramago So far I agreeSo how do Progress in Mathematics, Grade 2, Vol. 7 you rate a book with a disgusting content Duty and Sacrifice – Saviors yet beautifully written Think J G Ballard s Crash Maruis de Sade s 120 Days of Sodom or Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho or even Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The first time I read them I was totally disgusted and hated them to the max Now I realized I missed the whole point They are really written to shock so their authors can bring the message to the tableSo what message does The Gospel According to Jesus Christ want us to realize For me it is beyond further humanizing Jesus Christ It is what choices regardless whether he is man god or a their combination he had before he said Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli yes to his Father for being the sacrificial lamb to propagate Christianity in the world But than the message one thing that I enjoyed reading this book is its storytelling style Many parts are totally hilarious and that style when Saramago directly addressing the reader and he opens Russian Imperialism Revisited your thought by throwing contemporary works and philosophy is just awesome I have never seen this in any of the works of novelists whose books I so far sampled I am rating this with a 4 I really liked it but will probably not recommend this to anyone I d rather that they decide for themselves If they are as open minded as my friend and reading buddy Angus then I would say go If not then check how strong is The Orphan Conspiracies 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy your faith as Saramago can sway Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis you to uestion A Liverpool Lass your long held beliefs It s like having an clever sweet talker and well read atheist in The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization your Bible reading group come one Sunday and he starts uestioning what is written in the gospel but he is not obnoxious because he knows what he is talking about If Nature, Essence and Anarchy you are still in Cathecism 101 don t ever dare open this book

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O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo

Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo Free download ✓ 5 José Saramago à 5 Read & Download Ering of the life of Christ and a beautiful novel Saramago' s tale has sparked intense discussion. Or Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial AtheistThat s unfair and reductive however Jose Saramago is an atheist and the book does explore the parts of Jesus life that most people pretend didn t exist early adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Son of God Superpowers while at the same time gently but firmly uestioning the nature of God divinity religious fervor manifesting itself as the oppression of others bizarre religious ritual and religious hypocrisy The familiar Biblical story arc of Mary and Joseph s pilgrimage to Bethlehem for a census begins the story though Saramago uickly dispenses with any notion that Mary was a virgin she also has in uick succession many other children after Jesus birth Both of these points of course are regarded as highly sacredcontroversial in most Church law it is essential that the Mother of God be stripped of her sexuality and it has long been denied mostly by the Catholic church that Mary gave birth to any other children besides Jesus Throughout the novel Jesus uestions himself his status as the son of God the idea that he may be the Messiah of the Jewish people and even God s own divine plan revealed to Jesus as a stunning display of hubris arrogance and selfishness but always remains steadfast in his devotion to Mary Magdalene with whom he lives freely and openly in a sexual relationship outside the bonds of marriage and whom he treats as eually as any man The book makes clear from page one the wretchedly inferior status of women in ancient Judaic timesSaramago points out something that many modern Christians tend to forget in their re branding of God as a benevolent FatherProtectorWish Granter the God of the ancient Jews and the Old Testament was a complete prick If God singled you out for his special attention that was just as frightening as his anger toward you He pissed in Job s face played keep away with Moses and the Promised Land turned Lot s wife into a pillar of salt simply for showing a bit of momentary concern for her neighbors and totally Punk d Abraham about that whole son sacrificing thing with all the eual amounts of jealousy and wrath that Old Testament God is famous forOf course Satan makes an appearance as a character but Saramago fashions him as a much interesting multifaceted figure possessed of depth humor and perhaps not as evil as he s often cast He and God are posited to be old friends not necessarily enemies and in a co dependent relationship of sorts in an arrangement to preserve the others power A very morallyreligiously complex and long chapter is devoted to this balance of power and for me was the climax of the novel while God is telling Jesus of the horrific events that will occur in his name Saramago devotes four pages of God s dialogue to alphabetically listing the names of martyred saints and the graphically violent ways in which they were killed for their belief The prose is beautiful but Saramago s authorial imprint and style is his distinct lack of uotation marks in dialogue and lack of paragraph breaks during dialogue between characters It can be difficult to follow particularly in situations with than two characters speaking This is highly recommended for believers and non believers alike Ritual Power Healing and Community you out for his special attention that was just as frightening as his anger toward Racso and the Rats of NIMH you He pissed in Job s face played keep away with Moses and the Promised Land turned Lot s wife into a pillar of salt simply for showing a bit of momentary concern for her neighbors and totally Punk d Abraham about that whole son sacrificing thing with all the eual amounts of jealousy and wrath that Old Testament God is famous forOf course Satan makes an appearance as a character but Saramago fashions him as a much interesting multifaceted figure possessed of depth humor and perhaps not as evil as he s often cast He and God are posited to be old friends not necessarily enemies and in a co dependent relationship of sorts in an arrangement to preserve the others power A very morallyreligiously complex and long chapter is devoted to this balance of power and for me was the climax of the novel while God is telling Jesus of the horrific events that will occur in his name Saramago devotes four pages of God s dialogue to alphabetically listing the names of martyred saints and the graphically violent ways in which they were killed for their belief The prose is beautiful but Saramago s authorial imprint and style is his distinct lack of uotation marks in dialogue and lack of paragraph breaks during dialogue between characters It can be difficult to follow particularly in situations with than two characters speaking This is highly recommended for believers and non believers alike

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Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo Free download ✓ 5 José Saramago à 5 Read & Download About the meaning of Christianity and the Church as an institution Translated by Giovanni Pontiero. What I like the most about this day 8 of March in case GR posts a different date on this text which is a great day as any other day to live is that from early morning following my daily path on the strolling alleys that is on the ground but also under ground that is by metro I have been hit by groups and groups of men each carrying in their arms a big bucket of flowers thin flowers but very beautiful with lots of colours Most of them displayed wide smiles while maybe feeling themselves a bit different than yesterday because of this very soft delicate but wondrous burden they were delivering to their places of work I have enjoyed than the other days of the week my morning journey to work But the nicest surprise was when I entered the office building where was this bodyguard who handed over to me a beautiful yellow rose with a wish of happy woman s day He made my day Happy to see and be a witness of such lovely gestures and wishing that the message and the intentions behind this int l celebration should not fade away without producing any positive change within our hearts and mindsThis was supposed to be a review but as usual I am sliding on a different track and I reach nowhere which is a good direction still because I can further multiply my searches to other nowhereWith each new book of Saramago I feel myself enriched with a direct geometrical progression of my admiration towards his innate genius very much alive and kicking its way to the endless limits This writer is just simply Great First and foremost I am highly subjective towards him and will continue to be so Hence I am at a loss at establishing a hierarchy regarding which novel I loved most of the ones I read so far Each one of his novels is a stand alone masterpieceThe Gospel according to Jesus Christ is truly a shining brilliant jewel maybe a bit because it brought back to my mind memories long time put to sleep Through uick mind flashes I got back my childhood years spent together with my favorite maternal grandfather who used to keep my imagination at work by telling me about the Bible works He got me so interested that I eventually took the Bible and read it wholly I was far too small of age back then and I cannot assert I did understand what may be of high relevance but I did enjoy it because of the stories put in a interpretative light by my grandfather He did study four years of theology but he didn t practice not even one day as a priest His main passion was to be an automation engineer which is what he practiced his whole professional life He was my first guide through this immense chapter in human life and I feel fortunate that he had enough of an open developed mind not to corrupt my own innocent undeveloped at that time mind with any preconceptions about religion He always let me wander through the land of ideas without forcing any definitive answer on any uestions that were posed That is why now I cannot even say what is I am of if I do belong to any group of the few main known ones I guess I take a bit from all of them but just the part that feels integrative and positively affecting my whole being mind heart and soulIt was enchanting and challenging to read this novel Once you overcome the ethical and theological confrontations even before opening the first page of this gospel though impossible not to recur from time to time letting your eyes linger through the pages of this book proves to be an entirely awesome and pleasant reading And not because it is about Jesus s life as obviously Jesus is the main hero of this gospel but because it seems the book does not have it never had maybe the irreverent purpose of contradicting what others have written in those long past times and therefore does not dare to say that it did not happen what happened putting instead a YES a NO being Jesus this hero and his adventures well known from official religious booksYes it s easy to get close to him and to know his future the good and miraculous things that have existed in his life miracles such that some will give food others will restore health one that will defeat death Yes it s easy to change your ideas when you encounter unexpected miraculous situations lacking the power of an explanation by reason but it s just as easy to keep intact your robust skepticism sometimes characteristic to the golden age of youth sometimes due to a closed mindOne of the very best parts from this jewel of book is the three party interview between the God the Devil and Jesus on a boat in the unknown middle of the sea surrounded by a thick obscure fog and which lasted for or less just about 40 days although for Jesus was just a matter of a couple of hours as for his own perception especially that returned back on the shore the people waiting for him anxiously started to assault him with uestions of what has happened there out in the sea Although this meeting was highly interesting definite one of the finest brushes of Saramago narrative genius for these poor people fishermen by profession was a kind of no work period not that they went on strike purposely but because they just couldn t practice their daily job because the heavy tick wall of fog that made sailing a meeting with death just in case of trying though I think in a corner of my mind I also linked this with something I have been affected by recently I did under go the work assessment for previous year and I chose the attribute to ualify my performance as outstanding top of top on the ladder Upon final discussion with my boss I was told that in order to deserve this I should be capable of walking on water to which my sudden lament came uncontrollably But I am not Jesus Christ He was only OneMy Saramago reading adventure continues with high gusto and I am already so very certain that it will bring further personal rewards that are not helped by words to be expressed So happy he did have even limited like all of us existence on this Earth for some of us to feel overjoyed for reading his novels Multa vreme vor ramane aici acesti copaci si va sosi ziua cand se va fi pierdut memoria a ceea ce s a intamplat si atunci cum oamenii vor pentru orice cate o explicatie falsa sau adevarata se vor inventa cateva istorii si legende la inceput mai pastrand inca o oarecare relatie cu faptele apoi din ce in ce mai slaba pana cand totul se va transforma in pura fabula Si va sosi alta zi cand copacii vor muri de batranete si vor fi taiati si alta cand din pricina unei autostrazi sau a unei scoli sau a unei case de locuit sau a unui centru comercial sau a unui fort militar excavatoarele vor rascoli terenul si vor scoate la lumina zilei pentru o noua nastere scheletele care au zacut acolo vreme de doua mii de ani Vor veni atunci antropologii si un profesor de anatomie va examina resturile pentru ca mai tarziu sa anunte lumii scandalizate ca de fapt pe vremea aceea oamenii erau rastigniti cu genunchii indoiti Si cum lumea nu l putea dezavua in numele stiintei l a detestat in numele 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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago José Saramago à 5 Read & Download “And Jesus said unto him No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God” Luke 962José Saramago put his hand to the uill and looked back He looked back deep into the pastthought when all is said and done as others and we ourselves have observed before is like a great ball of thread coiled around itself loose in places taut in others inside our head It is impossible to know its full exte

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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago José Saramago à 5 Read & Download Jose Saramago is atheist This should be enough warning for everyone that desires to read the book It is very explicit and so religion it’s exposed at its weakest and God as a character is revealed I come from a Roman Catholic backgr

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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint hearted readers I am not surprised that when this was originally published in 1991 it created lots of controversies with the Catholic Church condemnin

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    review O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SLIP SOME BENZEDRINE INTO THIS GUY’S COFFEEThis is a very peculiar novel I’m not uite sure what the hell it is Some of it reads like deleted scenes from Monty Python’s Life of Brian Now be off with you said God for I have work to do and can’t stay here chatting all dayOrMary Is there any proof that it was the Lord’s seed which engendered my first born? Angel Well it’s a delicate matter a

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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago Or Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial AtheistThat's unfair and reductive however Jose Saramago is an atheist and the book does explore the parts of Jesus' life that most people pretend didn't exist early adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Son of God Superpowers while at the

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    Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago José Saramago à 5 Read & Download (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago The Vicar was not happy that I was reading ‘Gospel according to Christ’ for he felt I would lose my faith as though Faith is not a part of your inner being but a handkerchief one misplaces oh so casuallyI am glad I disobeyed him for this book only made me surer of my faithThis book shows Christ in all his Humanity Humanity so naked simple and beautiful that it humbles you to the core of your beingIf I could say to this so very Human Chr

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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago What I like the most about this day 8 of March in case GR posts a different date on this text which is a great day as any other day to live is that from early morning following my daily path on the strolling alleys that is on the ground but also under ground that is by metro I have been hit by groups and groups of men each carrying in their arms a big bucket of flowers thin flowers but very beautiful with lots of colours Most of

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    (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago This sad and familiar story makes for a challenging read The relationship with Mary Magdalene is a nice addition The conversation in the boat in the mist between God and Jesus and the devil is very bold The devil gets the best line“ I myself

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    José Saramago à 5 Read & Download (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago Saramago has me at a loss for words yet again I can't decide if this is his best work from what I have read of his but it definitely is at least eual to Blindness and Death with Interruptions I'm not a religious person so I had no problem with the liberties he took in this novel In fact I was blown away by his character

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    review O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo (E–pub) [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo] by José Saramago Read & Download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à José Saramago Blasphemy the exploitation of religious imagery andor language to serve an anti religious purpose Kitsch poor taste turned into artistic valueSaramago's book is both It's blaspheme and kitsch somewhere between Monty Python's Brian of Nazareth and the Arian heresy of the 4th century It's not overtly anti religious since any book related to Jesus Christ is related to a whole system of thought that like it or no

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  • Paperback
  • 341
  • O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo
  • José Saramago
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 9781860460951