John the Baptizer

John the Baptizer

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Traditionally, John the Baptist is seen as little more than an opening act--"the voice crying in the wilderness"--in the great Christian drama. In presenting the epic of John's life, novelist Brooks Hansen draws on an extraordinary array of inspirations, from the works of Caravaggio, Bach, and Oscar Wilde to the histories of Josephus, the canonical gospels, the Gnostic gospels, and the sacred texts of those followers of John who never accepted Jesus as Messiah: the Mandeans.Gripping as literary historical fiction, and fascinating as a diligent exploration of ancient and modern sources, this book brings to eye-opening life the richly textured world--populated by the magnificently sordid, calculating, and reckless Herods, their families, and their courts--into which both John and Jesus were born. John the Baptizer is a captivating tapestry of power and dissent, ambition and self-sacrifice, worldly and otherworldly desire, faith, and doubt.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393069471
0393069478
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hansen Brooks 07/2009
Characteristics: x, 391 p. :,maps, geneal. table ;,25 cm.

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