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The Resource Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford

Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford

Label
Judas : the most hated name in history
Title
Judas
Title remainder
the most hated name in history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stanford
Title variation
Judas: the troubling history of the renegade apostle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Examines the Biblical character Judas Iscariot, looking at the scriptural material on him and the diverse theological and cultural views of him and his actions that have existed throughout the history of Christianity
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10446415
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Stanford, Peter
Dewey number
226/.092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Judas Iscariot
  • Judas Iscariot
Target audience
adult
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the most hated name in history
Label
Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911365094
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781619027091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911365094
Label
Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911365094
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781619027091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911365094

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