John the Baptizer

John the Baptizer

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on an extensive array of sources from the creations of forefront artists and writers to the Gnostic gospels and sacred texts to present a fictionalized account of the life of John the Baptist that places him against a backdrop of the historical and political period during which he and Jesus were born.

Norton Pub
A vivid, moving, and unprecedented biographical saga of John the Baptist.

Blackwell North Amer
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., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393069471
Branch Call Number: F HAN
Characteristics: 391p. ; 24 cm


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