The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

Novel, Historical novel by José Saramago


The Gospel According to Jesus Christ is a novel by the Portuguese author José Saramago. A fictional re-telling of Jesus Christ's life, it depicts him as a flawed, humanised character with passions and doubts. The novel garnered controversy with some critics, especially among the Roman Catholic Church, accusing Saramago of having a "substantially anti-religious vision". It was also praised by other critics as a "deeply philosophical, provocative and compelling work".

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