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The Resource The kingdom, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

The kingdom, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert

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The kingdom
Title
The kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
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Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world. Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère revisits the story of the early Church in his latest work. With an idiosyncratic and at times iconoclastic take on the charms and foibles of the Church fathers, Carrère ferries readers through his "doors" into the biblical narrative. Once inside, he follows the ragtag group of early Christians through the tumultuous days of the faith's founding. Shouldering biblical scholarship like a camcorder, Carrère re-creates the climate of the New Testament with the acumen of a seasoned storyteller, intertwining his own account of reckoning with the central tenets of the faith with the lives of the first Christians. Carrère puts himself in the shoes of Saint Paul and above all Saint Luke, charting Luke's encounter with the marginal Jewish sect that eventually became Christianity, and retracing his investigation of its founder, an obscure religious freak who died under notorious circumstances. Boldly blending scholarship with speculation, memoir with journalistic muckraking, Carrère sets out on a headlong chase through the latter part of the Bible, drawing out protagonists who believed they were caught up in the most important events of their time. An expansive and clever meditation on belief, The Kingdom chronicles the advent of a religion, and the ongoing quest to find a place within it."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1957-
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Carrère, Emmanuel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Lambert, John
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  • Carrère, Emmanuel
  • Jewish Christians
  • Christian civilization
  • Biographical fiction
  • Autobiographical fiction
Label
The kingdom, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by P.O.L, France, as Le Royaume" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780374184308
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016041337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947147023
  • (OCoLC)ocn947147023
  • 910388
Label
The kingdom, Emmanuel Carrère ; translated from the French by John Lambert
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by P.O.L, France, as Le Royaume" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780374184308
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016041337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947147023
  • (OCoLC)ocn947147023
  • 910388

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