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Judas, le bien-aimé

Judas, le bien-aimé

Jesus enters Jerusalem with his disciples and chases out the merchants who have invaded the Temple. The Jewish religious authorities are terrified and the High Priest is furious. How dare this "new king" question his faith and rank.

In this highly actual historical novel, Gerald Messadié returns to these crucial moments in the life of Jesus : his entry into Jerusalem, his arrest, trial and death penalty. He offers a different interpretation of Christ's life and teachings as well as his relationship with the apostles, especially with the most important among them, Judas. Judas, who is not the traitor we have been made to believe but the friend and most faithful companion of Jesus. He did not betray him but was only obeying His orders so that the prophecy could play out.

Why did Jesus order Judas to give him up to the Romans? What were the secret ties that Jesus had with his favorite disciple? What were the real words that Jesus spoke while dying on the cross?

Based on the recent discovery of the Evangile of Judas, Gerard Messadié changes our interpretation of history in this passionate novel entirely inspired by the sacred texts. An essential read to better understand the little known character of Judas who, like a tragic hero, obeyed and served Jesus to his death.

Gérald Messadié has written numerous novels and essays often based on biblical facts. His work has been translated all over the world.
Jésus entre avec ses disciples à Jérusalem. Il chasse les marchands du Temple, provoquant la stupeur et l'effroi des autorités religieuses juives et la colère du grand prêtre qui ne supporte pas que son statut soit contesté, et ses principes bafoués par ce prétendu « nouveau roi ». Les Evangiles nous ont appris la suite : la Cène, la trahison de Judas, le fameux baiser, la Crucifixion… Pourtant des doutes persistent, des questions demeurent sans réponse que la récente découverte de l'Evangile de Judas ne font que confirmer. Quels liens unissaient vraiment Jésus et son plus ancien et fidèle disciple ? Quels secrets partageaient-ils ? Quelles paroles Jésus a-t-il vraiment prononcé sur la croix ? A qui s'adressait-il ? Quel est l'enseignement de Jésus et le sens de son sacrifice, que seul Judas a compris ?
Dans ce roman biblique passionnant, Gerald Messadié, avec sa profonde érudition et son talent de romancier, s'attaque aux dogmes et met en lumière un personnage jeté aux gémonies mais crucial pour l'histoire du Christianisme, car il permet de mieux comprendre Jésus, son enseignement et le vrai sens de ses paroles.
EAN : 
9782709628501
Parution : 
03/01/2007
310 pages