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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanford, Peter
Dewey number
226/.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Judas Iscariot
Label
Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, a Hachette UK Limited Company"--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781619027091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn911365094
  • (OCoLC)911365094
Label
Judas : the most hated name in history, Peter Stanford
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, a Hachette UK Limited Company"--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781619027091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn911365094
  • (OCoLC)911365094

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