El evangelio según Jesucristo. Front Cover. José Saramago Es un libro excelente si uno quiere ver a un jesus de una manera mas humana excelente forma. El Evangelio según Jesucristo has ratings and reviews. Amy said: OK, I have officially given up on this book. I have 75 pages left, but I ju. El Evangelio según Jesucristo / The Gospel According to Jesus Christ ( CONTEMPORANEA, Band ) | José Saramago | ISBN:

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God in this novel is distracted, unloving, unjust, decidedly neither omniscient nor omnipotent, and clearly nowhere near God the Father as seen in the Bible.

Jesus Himself is fallible even seegun on some occasionssinful He has lots of sex with Mary Magdalene out of wedlockand, again, nothing like the Jesus sgeun know from Scripture. The problem is that Saramago sometimes makes assertions without offering any sort of narrative argumentation i.

Well, it’s always risky to rewrite a religious story and I am of the opinion that if you’re going to do it, then you really have to know your stuff. Lots of exposition, but everything seemed to wrap up abruptly. But I don’t read for intellectual stimulation unless I’m in a literature class. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book is well written, the language very poetical in some parts. This guy is a Nobel Prize winner, so that must mean I’m an idiot if I don’t like him, right?

God goes on for about half a dozen pages naming martyrs and the ways in which they died for the gospel and then mentions the Jseucristo and the Inquisition. It’s obvious a genius wrote it. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.

This was for a book club, and it was segunn by a friend who sang high praises of this author. Yes, I do understand why it was so shocking but those pages were limited to maybe 30 and it is stuff that I have read before. I just wish Saramago had learnt how to use commas and fullstops at school; to be a bit less clever or pretentious as some people would say ; and finally to be better at keeping me entertained.


Jesus on the boat with God and Pastor and c. He spent most of his childhood on his parent’s farm, except while attending school in Lisbon. There are just too many sqramago books out there to read, to spend any more time on something I’m not enjoying.

El evangelio según Jesucristo / The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

References to this book La escritura creativa en las aulas: It aurpriaed me negatively! And the text maybe because of the translation is marred by incredibly long, tedious paragraphs and the tendency of the author to directly insert himself into the text to directly address better still, to interpret and instill into the reader a particular point of view. After this, Saramago tells the story or at least his cherry-picked version fvangelio the Anunciation, moving on to the Nativity, the death of Joseph, Jesus’ coming of age, and finally, His ministry and crucifixion naturally, Saramago leaves out the Resurrection, the great event that distinguishes Christianity from all others from both a theological evangrlio a historical point of view.

Well, the plot twists are imaginative. En torno a los talleres literarios Benigno Delmiro Coto Limited preview – Jesucdisto there remains a sense of the extraordinary, wonder to the story and a dark foreboding cloud lies over the entire novel.

A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. Saramago’s characters often get into philosophical arguments, wherein his anti-God views also eevangelio out on top.

I feel the title should have been different. I wasn’t necessarily “offended” by this book, as I know many people were it IS mocking and irreverentbut I did not find it to be very interesting, engaging or original.

For example, it’s pretty well known that Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute at least in the story she’s not confused with the prostitute who is about to be stonednor was she the same Mary who was sisters with Martha.


If, at the end of the day, you want to read an alternative story about Jesus, you can read “The Last Temptation” by Kazantzakis. Christians love them some Jesus which is nice and all, but can at least atheists stop giving the guy so much attention?

El Evangelio Segun Jesucristo : Jose Saramago :

La escritura creativa en las aulas: This is the story of the life of Jesus, sarajago the first third or more focused on Joseph of Nazareth. So why the mixed feelings?

Want to Read saving…. The only way Saramago might have won me over is if he had spiced it up with more of that quirky humor of evxngelio. Jesus meeting Mary Magdalene b. I laughed about 10 minutes in, then I was bored for the entire rest of the book.

I feel very mixed about this book. Mi sfugge il motivo per cui Giuseppe viene mandato a morte per crocifissione. Honestly, though, the book was worth reading for a moment in which eels and shrimp come to think of themselves as the “chosen” fish when they’re thrown back in the water by Jewish fisherman observing their dietary taboos. Still, it took me a very long time to finish it because for long sections I was not particularly gripped.

This book made me think “ooh, isn’t this author smart” but I jesucristp nothing for the characters. I feel like I should be ashamed of this. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago is not my favorite author.