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In her review of Philip Pullman's The Goodman Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Jeanette Winterson's subtitle in the Times is "Pullman’s retelling of the life of Jesus is a poor substitute for the King James Bible".

Later on it says:
"All of Jesus’s miracles in the Gospels are an affront to literalness — the dead are raised, the blind see — and an invitation towards energy, creativity and the possibility of a different order."

An affront to literalness? Has she not met any Evangelicals?


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Apr. 13th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
On the subject of his book, have you seen this?

I might not be a fan of his writing but this is excellent.
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
For some reason Jeanette Winterson doesn't seem to like the current trend in fantasy books, movies, comics etc.
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